Coding standard: Prefixing variables to indicate datatype

Martin Maney maney at
Sat Jan 18 03:47:30 CET 2003

James J. Besemer <jb at> wrote:
> However, in all fairness to Simonyi, he developed Hungarian notation 
> literally decades ago, at a time when C compilers did not do any type 
> checking and yet the types of variables mattered greatly.

For want of a lint, win32 developers' minds were lost?

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