These are some of the things going around my head, which probably needs to be written and forgotten.
We’ve been chatting about variable declarations yesterday and somehow it got into the sensitive part of personal styles. The thing though was the code was meant to be shared among developers and that made it even more sensitive.
So, he’s a big fan of the verbose variable naming, which really sounds like a nail-scratching-off-the-board kind of thing. I still don’t understand why would someone punish himself for having to write long variable names. But hey, code is meant to be shared and these things will always get in the middle of arguments, though.
Here’s a little bit of history. The variable ‘I’ or ‘i’ is recognized as something coming from a tradition, that also goes with the variable letter J, K, M and N. I won’t go further describing the details, but then these will a ring a bell to those who were part of this tradition.
To go further, there is another cult or tradition wherein variables have this underscore character to separate words. They look funny coming from another tradition, but once you immerse yourself in this cult you’ll feel better. Anyway…
Going back, I couldn’t believe how long and tedious the effort went. This is going to be a long and painful coding for him.
An Interesting Story
I think it was yesterday or was it the other day when we were told of the story, how he joined Apple and became OK (successful) in his work. he didn’t elaborate more of it, maybe he’ll tell more in the future. The interesting part of the story was how that changed his life for the better.
Interesting to know there is someone here who can tell stories about Apple in those days.
To Be: Go To School
Finally, I got myself admitted to attend a class in Fall 2007.
I’m hoping to get more and learn more about this research I’m trying to work-in. This is not part of any paid work, but a personal ambition of simply knowing something that will hopefully make my life a little better.
Selfish? You betcha.
It’s really kind of strange to hear someone who is trying to escape school, wanting to leave the crap behind and go and make a buck in the real world. While here I am going back school to learn more and perhaps collaborate with those who are really into it.
I mean, you can look at it this way, there will be students who will be seeing school as some form of prison and professors as some form of authoritarian megalomaniac drooling over his students.
Two worlds, man.
Feels better now.