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Old 08-15-2018, 12:22 PM
mrspock mrspock is offline
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Default national chars in variable names

I have noticed I can use national chars (also unicode) i identifier names, which I do. It makes my code more readable. So instead of



var

klab: Integer;


I use


var
kłąb: Integer;



which has a different meaning.
Do you think it is a good idea?
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:44 PM
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No, I'm a Dutch developer and do all in Englisch.
If somebody who cannot understand Dutch reads my code (s)he will understand.

For you klab is meaningfull, but for none Polish speakers like me klab and kłąb are the same (meaningless, could also be called x)
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:52 PM
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But it rarely happens that end user wants to buy source code. Also I do not write scientific articles nor do I take part in international joint coding. So why should I make me more troubles and use a foreign language? Without national characters (especially useful for the Chinese) variable name may have a different meaning or mean nothing.


That is what is introduced in php - you can use national characters for variable names.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:56 PM
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It's your party, it was just my 2 cents.
I'm just not a big fan of coding in my native language, that's all.
I see a lot of Dutch programmers do the same thing, programming partially native.

To have your example used in naming components
btnKłąb (or buttonKłąb)?
Then you should be consequent and name it przyciskKłąb (or whatever shortner you use for przycisk with Kłąb), but that is not what developers do. They stick to the naming conventions (btn/Button)
It's just my opinion, but I hate reading half english, half other language. True, it can be done, but it's just not my cup of tea...

And as for this forum, this is englisch driven. So if I ask you a code sample and I get code with kłąb in it, for me it's not readable.
So yes, you don't take part in international coding or want to publish, but you're just trying to justify to yourself the use of national characters.

So if you already made up your mind that it's good, why the question if it's a good idea?
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