Hungarian Notation

Joel on Software writes about the Wrong interpretation of (the Hungarian) Charles Simonyi’s markup ideas for programming languages. Instead of the mess that Microsoft has put foward in MFC for so long (lspwzwotsit), it turns out he had a much simpler idea. And the idea rocks, it’s just the kind of thing that good programmers find themselves doing (or am I talking baloney?). Twenty years to come full circle – funny how long silly interpretations can last for.

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  • Good article, though since these days we have IDEs with auto-completion we don't need to abbreviate variable names anywhere near as often. Something always smelled wrong about Hungarian Notation (well, the 'Systems' variant, anyway) - for me it obfuscated the code more often than not.