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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 02:00:18PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Human beings know and understand context, and can use it
> effectively. 'idx' or 'i' or 'bh' may make perfect sense in
> context. There is absolutely no need for
> JournalBHThatIsStoredAndSyncedWithSuperblock.

Mathematics has a rich tradition of using short variable names such as
"pi" rather than something like "circle-circumference-to-diameter-ratio".
They keep formulas from becoming unreadably long, and have a meaning
which is well understood in context. While the long version may more
self-explainatory, it's the short form which is universally preferred.

-- John Kodis.
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