Sunday, June 1, 2008

S stands for? R stands for?

No no, don't get me wrong..i'm not teaching kids ABC... then what is it about? Well, let me tell you what is it about.

Normally when we name a file, we will name it to something meaningful, something that ppl will understand. Say like if this file is to search user, we probably will name it as "searchuser", easy to read, easy to understand, and easily we know what this file is for. But one of my ex colleague, he prefer to name his file differently, how different? like just now the search user right, he probably will name it as "su". For him, sure no problem, cos he knows what the files are for, but for other ppl, by looking at the file name, we totally have no idea what "su" means...

He likes to name his file by character, one character represent one word. Say if it's search, he will use "s", if view, then he probably will use "v", then what about "r"? well, seriously i really don't know. "r" can stands for a lot of words, "repeat", "reject", "report" and etc etc etc..

~sigh..so scared wanna make changes to his modules.. have to spend a lot of time in GUESSING what he mean by all those single character file name and variable names...

5 comments:

Dora said...

Or maybe he done it purposely for not letting ppl simply open the file?...

Anonymous said...

u talking about me ar...

Joyce said...

@dora
maybe he likes us to guess.. wuahhaahaha..

@anonymous
who are you first? hehe.. if you are naming ur files like this, then yes .. i'm talking about you. hehe..

3POINT8 said...

I think:
He wants someone to challenge him! Go ahead! Challenge him, change his file name.
Fortune favours the bold!

Joyce said...

challenge him? "su" change to "s"? i scared later myself also confused ler. hehe..