"as" keyword woes

BJörn Lindqvist bjourne at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 13:54:15 CET 2008

2008/12/4 Chris Mellon <arkanes at gmail.com>:
> Aside from the cultural indoctrination, though (and that may be a real
> and strong force when dealing with math software, and I don't want to
> discount it in general, just for purposes of this discussion) why is
> it more sensible to use "x" here instead of "number" or "real" or
> "real_number" or something else?

Because long variable names in complicated math expressions lead to
lines longer than 80 characters which hurts readability. You don't
need to be a mathematician to see that.

mvh Björn

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