Variables … Why they write/type them this way anyway ?

24 11 2006

variables

Been doing a lil reasearch about variables naming and naming space in programming language , i finally found what i was looking for , a good article about variables naming convention… thought I’d share :

In computer programming, a naming convention is a set of rules for choosing the character sequence to be used for identifiers in source code and documentation.

Reasons for using a naming convention (as opposed to allowing programmers to choose any character sequence) include the following:

  • to make source code easier to read and understand with less effort;
  • to enhance source code appearance (for example, by disallowing overly long names or abbreviations);

The choice of naming conventions can be an enormously controversial issue, with partisans of each holding theirs to be the best and others to be inferior.

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