I often see code that include intentional misspellings of common words that for better or worse have become reserved words: klass or clazz for class: Class clazz = ThisClass.class kount for count in ...
Variable names can be written in many ways, but the most common that I'm familiar with are: thisisavariable, this_is_a_variable, and thisIsAVariable. Which of these are preferred, and why?
Ok, so this is a bit of a devils advocate question really. When are global variables ok, and if never, what would you use as an alternative? An interesting side-case to this question, how is a ...
In C#, am I encouraged to use the all-purpose var keyword for every variable declaration? If yes, do I have to mention those special characters for literal values within the variable declaration like ...
So I was currently in the middle of coding, unfortunately for me, I was in "The Zone" then I thought to myself, are my method/variable names to long? POP out of the Zone I go! So I came here to ...
I work with open source software a lot and keep coming across weird and funny names for executables, variables, constants and etc. Currently I am wondering why CATALINA_HOME environment variable was ...
In maths, a variable means you can put any number there, and an equation will still be true: root(square(x)) = abs(x) In programming languages, this is not so: a var can change. In Python: y = ...
Often some element of a path is variable, but the path as a whole needs to be documented in some manner for later programmers. Especially when using *nix systems, almost any character is a valid ...
When you are defining a function/variable/etc and are not sure what to name it, what do you name it? How do you come up with a name? If you use a temporary name as a place-card until you give it it's ...
What is the best practice, most commonly accepted naming conventions for private variables in C#? private int myInteger; private int MyInteger; private int mMyInteger; private int _myInteger; ...
Possible Duplicate: Using “Foo” and “Bar” in examples I know AT&T labs used them in their Unix days, but do they have even deeper histories?
I am in sort of a dilemma (in a geekish way of course). I love to declare variables at the beginning of my methods, and usually order them in some logical way. The problem is, when the list gets ...