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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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Naerling wrote:
Btw, what's the story with CONST_HAVING_UNDERSCORES_AND_CAPITOLS?

I am sure it had a good reason way back when, but I fail to see it now Smile | :)


Quite simply: Every time you see a VARIABLE_IN_CAPITOLS_AND_UNDERSCORES in the code, you simply KNOW that this is a constant and you can spare yourself the effort of trying to change it. Sure, the compiler might warn you about it, depending on your IDE - but for very long codes, you might have to look up the declaration of the variable to see it is a constant. So - Capitols, for CONSTANTS. The underscore is just there because you can't use CamelCase while using capitols only.
That seems to be a PEBKAC problem, Sir. Why don't you go and fetch a coffee while I handle the operation?

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GeneralGuess it does not contains 'Contains' Pin
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