On 2008-Sep-23, at 2:32 pm, Michael G Schwern wrote:
My other thought is that since parameters are read-only by default it's not thought you'd have to write it much so clarity wins out over brevity, the flip side of Huffamn encoding. But that doesn't work out so good for normal
variable declarations.

I'd call it straight Huffman encoding, because clarity is what we should be optimising for. (You read code more than you write it... unless you never make any mistakes!) Happily, brevity often aids clarity. The rest of the time, it should be up to one's editor; any editor worth its salt ought to easily auto-complete "ro" into "readonly".


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