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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
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Followup to:  <3C07D669.6C234598@mandrakesoft.com>
By author: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> "Paul G. Allen" wrote:
> > IMEO, there is but one source as reference for coding style: A book by
> > the name of "Code Complete". (Sorry, I can't remember the author and I
> > no longer have a copy. Maybe my Brother will chime in here and fill in
> > the blanks since he still has his copy.)
>
> Hungarian notation???
>
> That was developed by programmers with apparently no skill to
> see/remember how a variable is defined. IMHO in the Linux community
> it's widely considered one of the worst coding styles possible.
>

Indeed. What can you say for a technique which basically promotes
*reducing* abstraction and information hiding?

There is a reason why the Win64 ABI uses the same "int" and "long" as
Win32... (both are 32 bits.) They added meaningless abstractions, and
didn't add abstractions where they needed to...

-hpa

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