Use of abbreviations in scripts
dsc at swcp.com
Sat Oct 14 21:10:07 EDT 2006
I fully recognize that there are different creation styles and what
works for one might not work for another. I am curious about
I sometimes take shortcuts in scripts but for the most part, if it is
an example on this list or a script for someone else or I might look
at it again, I try to avoid scripts that are hard to read.
I get the impressions that lots of folks use abbreviations.
I didn't realize this at first and in learning to use Revolution I
ending up abbreviating only two places (I think). I abbreviate
'char' and--since I have trouble remembering color properties--I
might sometimes use a color property that is an abbreviation. (My
abbreviation of 'char' has nothing to do with C.) Maybe I abbreviate
other places but don't know it. For me, 'card' and 'graphic' are
easier to read and type than 'cd' and 'grc'. I saw a 'grc' once in a
script and didn't know what it was.
I am curious. Is this so the text editor window can be narrower or
expressions longer? Is this kind of a club recognition signal? Is
this easier to type for those who use these. I suppose I could get
used to typing and reading them, so I don't want to make too big of a
deal about their being harder to read and type. What about scripts
delivered to a customer?
Have I just indicated that I'm not a true xTalker, uh, card-head or
whatever one is?
A curious guy
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