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How does one pronounce “cron” as in “cron job”? [closed]

Before someone ban-hammers this question as they do with all other pronunciation questions, let me explain its relevance. Verbal communication among co-workers and partners is important; today I was ...
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Sequel vs S-Q-L [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the history of the non-official pronunciation of SQL? I hear it every so often, "In sequel server...", and for some reason I cringe every time. Maybe it's ...
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How do you pronounce eval()? [closed]

I'm not a native speaker so please excuse me if you think the question is silly, but how should I pronounce eval()?
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Proper way to “say” Big-O notation?

What is the proper way to convey an algorithm complexity in Big-O notation in speech? Dose "the total number of operations is big oh of N log N" sounds strange? What's generally accepted: "It have ...
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How should I pronounce the :: and -> in PHP? [closed]

When I read these lines aloud to someone: $controller->process(); UserManager::getInstance(); How should the -> and :: be pronounced? Reading the characters themselves in cumbersome and I ...
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How is “SELECT *” read in English? [closed]

The other day, a friend told me that in USA, they pronounce SQL like squel, not es-qu-el. I was surprised. I was wondering how "SELECT *" is read/pronounced while talking. select star? select ...
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Pronunciation in programming? [closed]

How do you correctly or erroneously pronounce programming terms? Any that you find need strict correction or history into the early CS culture? Programming char = "tchar" not care? ! = bang not ...
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What's the history of the non-official pronunciation of SQL?

SQL is officially pronounced as /ˌɛskjuːˈɛl/ like "S-Q-L", as stated in Beaulieu, Alan (April 2009). Mary E. Treseler. ed. Learning SQL (2nd ed.). Sebastapol, CA, USA: O'Reilly. ISBN ...