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GeneralRe: What's the story with Hungarian Notation these days? Pin
Ravi Bhavnani16-Nov-12 5:46
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jschell17-Nov-12 7:12
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Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr. wrote:
I really think MS choose _ because they intentionally didn't want to use m.


Hungarian notation although it existed before Microsoft was basically popularized by that company specifically in relation to C but it was used in C++ as well.

And since Microsoft has long term employees, and long time employees tend to get promoted, one might presume that one or more employees preferred it that way.

One might suppose that the ANSI C standard had some influence on the choice of underscore since a prefix of two underscores is specifically reserved for certain usages in C. And so certain developers might have thought that using one underscore for Microsoft specific code was appropriate since it wasn't ANSI C but wasn't user code either. And that usage was propagated.
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