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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3 STATUS
Date Mon, 30 Mar 1998 13:15:55 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> Sheesh.  Have I mentioned anything about what comes AFTER the prefix?  NO! 
> I haven't.  If you look at my track record you'll see that I don't create
> obscure function names.  pool_is_ancestor, core_reorder_directories,
> register_other_child.  I may use short local variables such as "p", or
> "i", or "u".  But that is entirely acceptable given that they have only a
> small scope and the short names save thinking time in addition to typing
> time. 
> 
> Your "logical conclusion" does not at all follow from me arguing about
> prefixes, and does not at all follow from code that I've written for
> apache.

Obviously, the attempt at humor was lost on you :)

However, the general impression you gave was one of simply "it's
too many letters for me to type" . You gotta admit, saying that
having to type those extra nasty letters making you "puke" was
ripe for comment :) :) :)

> 
> Dean
> 
> On 30 Mar 1998 jim@hyperreal.org wrote:
> 
> > jim         98/03/29 17:52:48
> > 
> >   Modified:    .        STATUS
> >   Log:
> >   My shrt vt on Dns prpsl on cttng dwn on typg so mny lttrs
> >   
> >   Revision  Changes    Path
> >   1.238     +9 -0      apache-1.3/STATUS
> >   
> >   Index: STATUS
> >   ===================================================================
> >   RCS file: /export/home/cvs/apache-1.3/STATUS,v
> >   retrieving revision 1.237
> >   retrieving revision 1.238
> >   diff -u -r1.237 -r1.238
> >   --- STATUS	1998/03/30 01:22:43	1.237
> >   +++ STATUS	1998/03/30 01:52:47	1.238
> >   @@ -187,6 +187,15 @@
> >    	the few hours I did while writing apapi_vformatter is
> >    	making me puke.  So many extra characters, so much wasted
> >    	screen width, and keystrokes. -Dean
> >   +      -1: Jim. We should make some sort of logical effort to
> >   +        keep things straight and organized. Taken to it's logical
> >   +	conclusion, this argument could be used to keep all variable
> >   +	and function names to 6 chars or less to cut down on all
> >   +	that nasty typing. So instead of something like
> >   +	'lingering_close', we would use something like 'lcs' :)
> >   +	We should make some effort to make our code reader and
> >   +	maintainer friendly, because we aren't, and won't be,
> >   +	the only one's to maintain this.
> >    
> >        * Paul would like to see a 'gdbm' option because he uses
> >          it a lot. Dean notes that 'gdbm' include 'db' support
> >   
> >   
> >   
> > 
> 
> 


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