Sunday, December 6, 2020

on the naming of things (by other programmers)

A paraphrased quote I've gotten a lot of use (and some laughs) at possibly over the years:

It is a near universal belief among programmers that their peers can't name anything properly. Not variables nor subroutines... definitely not servers. Possibly not even their own children.

I decided to look up the original quote... looks like I grabbed it in September 2000 as 

How to tell you're becoming an technology prima donna:
You become convinced that none of your coworkers can name anything properly, whether it's machines, files, or their children. [...]

Alas, I failed to cite it properly and my sites are all Google knows about the original wording.

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