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From Schley Andrew Kutz <ak...@lostcreations.com>
Subject Re: I've ported CLI to C#, next steps?
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2008 01:52:00 GMT
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VisualStudio *is* the world's greatest IDE. I love it. I use NetBeans  
for Java (anyone tell me how to get the darn thing to show whitespace  
chars!?!?!) and Komodo for Perl. IDEs aside, it is very nice to be  
able to glance at a function and know what is local, a parameter, and  
module level. Hungarian is useful in the same way, but perhaps less  
so. I find that coders that started out in typeless languages (Perl)  
never saw the use of Hungarian. However, I usually just change my  
style for the language I am working in.

FYI - I'm only 28 : )

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On Apr 24, 2008, at 8:25 PM, Kevin Jackson wrote:

> Hi,
>
>> Well, I started devving for MS before migrating to Linux and OS X,  
>> so I do
>> retain some of those practices.
>
> Fair enough, and it wasn't a veiled insult or anything :)  I just
> truly want to know why people would still use that particular
> convention with modern OO languages and IDEs.  Visual Studio is
> supposed to be the worlds greatest IDE and yet developers routinely
> prefix class/member variables with _/m_ to differentiate them from
> method/local vars - should this not be the job of the IDE if it truly
> is confusing?
>
> It's like that Systems Hungarian notation (where you specify the
> datatype as part of the variable name) - guess I'm too young to
> appreciate when it may have been useful
>
> Kev
>
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