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    Quote Originally Posted by guyfromfl View Post
    my beef is just that my is usually very vague, in both programming and file structure. if i accidently save a project/file in the "My" part of windows i usually figure it for dead and use save as instead of searching through all that crap that is 'supposed' to make it easier.
    That's why there are so many "My Blabla" folders - so you could save everything to the related folder and it would be easier to find. It's your problem if you save your programming projects to My Videos or My Received Files.
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    I create my own folders and use those, mainly because I don't like long folder names, especially ones with spaces. Going from "Documents and Settings" to "Users" was a good idea, and I think Vista's "Documents" folder is much better than "My Documents" as well. (Not that I ever use any of the standard folders, of course.)

    I think they called it "My Documents" originally because they wanted to show off how Windows filenames could be really long and have spaces in them.
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    I have all my main folders directly on drive C. Good short path.
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    I have nothing on drive C except for the OS

    EDIT: Oh! And installed applications, mind you. I used to have a progs folder in D. But since some apps really don't like to reside in odd places, for the sake of simplicity, I bowed to applications being on C.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch View Post
    If all "ints" start with "n", then whenever you see a var that starts with "n", you can go with the assumption that it is an int. Saves time.
    It "saves time" until you decide to change the type of the variable to "long" and then you have the joy of renaming hundreds of instances of that variable name.

    IMHO, a variable should be named according to its use, not its type. Usually, the type is obvious from the use anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PING View Post
    I don't see the point in bashing microsoft for something like this. MS bashing is a popular sport, how come i dont see you complaining about KDE's naming convention of having K as the starting letter in most applications ?
    "Why didn't you bring up X" isn't really an effective argument...

    But if you want, you can hear it from a die-hard KDE user: starting everything with "K" is stupid. There, I said it.

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    "Why didn't you bring up X" isn't really an effective argument...
    The comment was basically because of this


    sorry im a DOS & NIX guy and get aggro over Microsft crap.
    I don't understand why most people hate microsoft for no reason, just so that they can look 'Kewl' . If someone has problems with mySomething or myThatthing and chooses to plainly ignore something like Kompare Koffice Konqueror etc. or iTunes, iPhone, iPod .. its purely because they dislike MS and no other reason, IMO the op is just being biased against windows and not thinking rationally.

    Having said that, let me clarify that i love the KDE way of naming things and i dont particularly mind MyComputer and MyDocuments. I hardly use the other My-folders to store anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PING View Post
    I don't understand why most people hate microsoft for no reason, just so that they can look 'Kewl' . If someone has problems with mySomething or myThatthing and chooses to plainly ignore something like Kompare Koffice Konqueror etc. or iTunes, iPhone, iPod .. its purely because they dislike MS and no other reason, IMO the op is just being biased against windows and not thinking rationally.
    I think any rational person is going to have biases. Rationality dictates that you use the tools which are appropriate to the situation. If a rational person is always in situations where Windows is not the right solution, then that person will, rationally, have a bias against that OS.

    Agreed, the topic is kind of a rant, but I don't think it pretended to be anything else.

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    Agreed, the topic is kind of a rant, but I don't think it pretended to be anything else.
    I think the manner in which the OP posted was pretty stupid thats all. Please lets not start another MS vs *nix debate here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    It "saves time" until you decide to change the type of the variable to "long" and then you have the joy of renaming hundreds of instances of that variable name.

    IMHO, a variable should be named according to its use, not its type. Usually, the type is obvious from the use anyway.
    CTRL+F?

    IMHO, it is totally impossible to understand anything if I don't know what the type is.

    dw, b, w, n, lp, lpdw... FTW!! (b is byte because bool sucks ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    IMHO, it is totally impossible to understand anything if I don't know what the type is.
    If you do your homework right, you won't need to know what type the variable is.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I'm surprised how much importance we're attaching to minutae that either vexes us or makes us feel comfortable. Is this life? We all need to do better maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    CTRL+F?

    IMHO, it is totally impossible to understand anything if I don't know what the type is.

    dw, b, w, n, lp, lpdw... FTW!! (b is byte because bool sucks ).
    and we all love ppcstr, it sounds like some variation of a potato gun gone horribly wrong ...

    Personally I use hungarian when its useful, but I dont use it all the time. dwTemp pTemp come to mind, when the same base name Temp may be used within the same function. I dislike using temp1 temp2 temp3 etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Personally I use hungarian when its useful, but I dont use it all the time. dwTemp pTemp come to mind, when the same base name Temp may be used within the same function. I dislike using temp1 temp2 temp3 etc.
    Well yeah, I also use normal variable names (sometimes in Estonian), but I attach dw, w, etc onto them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    Well yeah, I also use normal variable names (sometimes in Estonian), but I attach dw, w, etc onto them.
    I'm partial to hindi, slovenian, and german myself. I wonder if this is a common practice to use variable names in other languages.
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