> Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
Jamie points out this interesting article about how hard it is for programmers to get names right. Since software ultimately is used by and for humans, and we humans are pretty tightly linked to our names (whatever the language, spelling, or orthography), this is a big deal. This piece notes some of the ways that names get mishandled, and suggests rules of thumb (in the form of anti-suggestions) to encourage programmers to handle names more gracefully.
Source: Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
- Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Programmers Who Have Not Stayed Current?
- GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety
- Canadian Judge Rules Domain Names Are Property
- RSF Names Names In Report On Online Spying
- Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
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