Hey, Steve, you got on my case about the political thing, and now here we go on the singular/plural issue. 🙂 Not very PC this morning.
The comment regarding less typing takes me back to our early days when we had machines with 16k and, if we were lucky, 32k of memory to work with and run whole business enterprises. I recall a conversation when a co-worker tried to make the case for shorter names taking less storage! he liked data names such as AA, AB, AC, etc. OK, I guess you could in fact get a longer statement on a single punch-card. Internally weren't they all the same?
And then there were the days when one of the items in developer productivity considered lines of code produced per hour/day/week. Longer names lead to more lines. I could never relate to that one. Those oversized program card decks really were a pain to handle.
But there are some small blessings in the realm of names. I've always been thankful that my parents shortened Richard to Rick instead of Dick!
And while I'm on here, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, not Merry Xmas!
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