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Delphi, Java and PHP programmer from Southern Wisconsin.

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Aug
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comment What should developers know about Windows executable binary file compression?
Also, it doesn't say what the tradeoffs are, only the benefits. If there weren't tradeoffs why wouldn't my linker compress the file?
Aug
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comment What should developers know about Windows executable binary file compression?
Did you look at the website I linked to? Does it say anything about dynamically linking DLLs? No. does it say anything about compressing DESCENT 2? Yes. Does it say anything about compressing Netscape 4.06? Yes.
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May
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comment What is a widely accepted term for a string variable that would probably contain a file path and file name?
Do absoluteFilePath and relativeFilePath in this context only mean the path of the directory? Or do they include the file as well?
May
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revised What is a widely accepted term for a string variable that would probably contain a file path and file name?
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May
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comment What is a widely accepted term for a string variable that would probably contain a file path and file name?
@kevincline I'm using the "exclusive and" operator
May
30
comment User defined type for healthcare / Medical Records variable name prefixes?
Well, I asked the question specifically with the Code Complete in mind. According to it, using other languages is bad and using unintelligible abbreviations is not so good.
May
30
comment User defined type for healthcare / Medical Records variable name prefixes?
I'm not talking about using abbreviations for entire variables I'm talking about using abbreviations for prefixes of variable names like medPRN instead of medicationPRN. But yeah it's safer and cleaner, but it also can get substantially above 20 characters, where apparently productivity is diminished.
May
30
comment User defined type for healthcare / Medical Records variable name prefixes?
That's good advice, but I'd like an answer, not a generic suggestion. Also, their abbreviations are either morbidly terse or just plain old Latin. Hence PRN means as needed, and BID means twice a day.
May
30
comment User defined type for healthcare / Medical Records variable name prefixes?
It's in Code Complete in the variable naming section, I don't know a lot more than that. The author just gave an example of using ch for Character and pp for Paragraph, etc.. when naming variables when writing a word processor.
May
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May
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comment User defined type for healthcare / Medical Records variable name prefixes?
Chart was probably a bad example since it's a pretty concrete object and I'd probably go with what you've got there, but medications and individual chart entries could behave more like character and paragraphs in word processors and might benefit from User Defined Types.
May
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asked User defined type for healthcare / Medical Records variable name prefixes?
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revised What is a widely accepted term for a string variable that would probably contain a file path and file name?
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May
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comment What is a widely accepted term for a string variable that would probably contain a file path and file name?
@ErikReppen Yeah, I'm not concerned about convention, only usability. What I've got is not useable and prone to bugs. It seems like we should never, ever have a variable called "FilePath"
May
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comment What is a widely accepted term for a string variable that would probably contain a file path and file name?
I wouldn't call it that because I don't ever want a directory name, I always want a file name.
May
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