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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
john slee wrote:
> 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.

If you'd been paying attention, I discounted simple loop counters in an
early post.

Paul G. Allen
UNIX Admin II ('til Dec. 3)/FlUnKy At LaRgE (forever!)
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
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