Coding standard: Prefixing variables to indicate datatype

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Fri Jan 17 04:51:27 CET 2003


I wish I could - apparently, Mr Simonyi bought himself a trout stream down
in Oregon after leaving Monopoly$oft and there was an interview with him
there and, IIRC, he made the comment during that interview. I don't recall
where I read it though alas.

David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: python-list-admin at python.org
> [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Peter Hansen
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 18:42
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: Re: Coding standard: Prefixing variables to indicate datatype
>
>
> David LeBlanc wrote:
> >
> > Charles Semonie (sp?) said he rued the day he ever even thought of
> > "hungarian" notation, let alone foisted it upon an unsuspecting
> developer
> > world.
>
> It's "Simonyi", and although I've found many web pages expressing
> a dislike of the notation, I haven't been able to find any references
> to Simonyi himself expressing any regret.  Can you point me to one?
>
> > Plain and simple it's bad programming practice. Among other things, it
> > encourages bad names for variables and focuses more on the
> data's type then
> > it's use.
>
> Agreed!
>
> -Peter
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