How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Programmer sayings...

Programmers have a saying: "It doesn't matter if you spell things right, so long as you spell them wrong consistently." When writing programs, a great deal of what you're doing is making up your own vocabulary and teaching it to the computer. The words we "make up" are generally based on English words of phrases- I could name my variable "xg5342Q", but for ease of reading, I'll usually pick something like "UserNameInput".

The computer doesn't care, which is why spelling properly is really just an extra. If I named my variable "UserNameInnut", and ALWAYS CALL it that, that's no problem.

Which brings us to today's brain-scratcher from my job. Two database fields that I need to update:

No, that won't cause confusion. Never!
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