Bob McConnell wrote:
From: tedd

At 4:51 PM +0100 10/16/09, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
On Fri, 2009-10-16 at 17:46 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:

 How would you read this out loud if you were to read it to someone
 over  the phone?

 ($item->getServiceId() ? $item->getServiceId() : $item->getId())));

Wow! Here goes:

No, that's not an open bracket -- that's an open parenthesis or "paren" for short.

An open bracket is [

An open curly brace is {

That depends on which edition of English you use. Take a look at the
definition of bracket in Wikipedia. What you call a parenthesis is
called a bracket in England and parts of Canada, as well as elsewhere.
They specify square bracket for the second one. I stumbled on this one
in another mailing list a few years ago.

Bracket... two syllables and ambiguous.

Round Brace... two syllables and not ambiguous.

For terse clarity use the following:

    - round brace
    - square brace
    - curly brace
    - angle brace


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