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    Naming Scheme...

    The default template for a windows program that Dev-C++ gives me has the window class name by default be "szClassName". The winprog.net one uses "g_szClassName" for one and "g_hbmBall" as a name for an HBITMAP. I know it's ultimately arbitrary, but what's the pattern, exactly?

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    Is the stuff preceded by g_ global?
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    Why yes it is. How about the sz?

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    A string terminated by zero (null).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_notation


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    Awesome, thanks a bunch!

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    Hungarian notation can be handy, more so in C than C++ (IMO).

    I can have many variables with the same name but differing types. This is so I know where the are used and have to be freed.

    For example, if I have a device context (DC) for drawing say a graph.

    hdcGraph //the handle device contex I am using
    hbmpGraph //the handle to the compatible BMP i have created
    hfntGraph //the handle to the font the graph uses
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    My example of why I don't like them is this: u_int16_t. What the hell is the type???

    [You can search the forum for my previous reply.]
    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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