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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 12:27:37PM -0800, Paul G. Allen wrote:
> While 'pi', 'e', 'theta', 'phi', etc. are universally understood, things
> like 'i', 'a', and 'idx' are not. I can use these for anything I want
> and even for more than one thing, and they say nothing about what they
> are for. 'i', 'j', etc. are fine as loop counters and array indexes
> where their meaning is apparent by context, but are _not_ fine in other

the meaning of 'i', 'j', 'k', is universal. show me a real world
program (or programming book!) not from redmond that doesn't use these
names for loop counters.


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