It does to a certain extent. If you're writing code that you're expecting 
others to see and use, you should try to be consistent and follow 
convention. If you write up a large project in C++ and suddenly start 
naming header files with a ".doc" extension, somebody's going to get 

Of course, if nobody's using your code but yourself, then whatever. But for 
the purposes of consistency, portability and common sense, following a 
common coding standard is a good thing.


Philip J. Newman wrote:

> WHo really cares, if it works it don't matter what they call it.

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