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From Trustin Lee <>
Subject Re: [Coding Conventions] What's this l_, a_, m_, s_ prefix madness for variables?
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 01:46:38 GMT
OK, I'll. :)


2005/11/2, Alex Karasulu <>:
> While I'm at it ...
> I'm embarrassed to say this is an old style I used in the past as a
> C-coder before there were nice IDEs. I used to use emacs (not Xemacs
> which is for kids :-)) most of the time to edit my code in xterms so I
> did not see declarations and the prefix helped understand the scope of
> the variables.
> Those days are long gone and I have not used this convention in years.
> The code that contains these variable prefixes must have been written 3+
> years ago. With modern IDEs there is no need to prefix these variables
> any longer. If you see this usage please feel free to whipe it out, but
> please do make sure assignments are ok. Do not just mass remove l_, m_
> but make sure you use 'this.' to replace m_.
> Alex

what we call human nature is actually human habit

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