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General Development "You often hear about how important it is to write 'readable code'. Developers have pretty strong opinions about what makes code more readable. The more senior the developer, the stronger the opinion. But, have you ever stopped to think about what really makes code readable?"
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RE: Comment by TempleOS
by ilovebeer on Thu 18th Apr 2013 14:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by TempleOS"
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I like Native American English. i.e. "Me get Fire" I think it's a no brainer to say "NumCoins" not "NumOfCoins". "Coins" is best. I'd use "i".

+1 for common sense. If a person needs "NumOfCoins" over "NumCoins" or "Coins", labels are probably the least of his/her coding hurdles to overcome.

n sure some of you will wet your undies when I say this but instead of expecting code to be written so a 5 year old can understand it, perhaps more should be expected out of "coders" abilities to comprehend. I've never known a good coder to be tripped up (although annoyed maybe) by `poor` labeling.

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