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  • camelCase
    are capitalized This practice contrasts with the C tradition of either running syllables together or marking syllable breaks with underscores thus where a C programmer would write thisverylongname or this very long name the camelCased version would be thisVeryLongName This practice is common in certain language communities formerly Pascal today Java and Visual Basic and tends to be associated with object oriented programming Compare BiCapitalization but where that practice is

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  • camelCasing
    camelCasing Prev C Next camelCasing See PascalCasing Prev Up Next camelCase Home can t happen

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  • can't happen
    being true indicates data corruption or a faulty algorithm it is almost always handled by emitting a fatal error message and terminating or crashing since there is little else that can be done Some case variant of can t happen is also often the text emitted if the impossible error actually happens Although can t happen events are genuinely infrequent in production code programmers wise enough to check for them

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  • cancelbot
    kan sel bot Usenet compound cancel robot 1 Mythically a robocanceller 2 In reality most cancelbots are manually operated by being fed lists of spam message IDs Prev Up Next

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  • Cancelmoose[tm]
    a time mid 1994 when spam cancels were irregular and disorganized and behaved altogether admirably fair even handed and quick to respond to comments and criticism all without self aggrandizement or martyrdom Cancelmoose tm quickly gained near unanimous support from the readership of all three above mentioned groups Nobody knows who Cancelmoose tm really is and there aren t even any good rumors However the Moose now has an e

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  • candygrammar
    organization required to specify an algorithm precisely that costs Thus the invariable result is that candygrammar languages are just as difficult to program in as terser ones and far more painful for the experienced hacker The overtones from the old Chevy Chase skit on Saturday Night Live should not be overlooked This was a Jaws parody Someone lurking outside an apartment door tries all kinds of bogus ways to get

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  • canonical
    defined above with any regularity they do however use the nouns canon and canonicity not canonicalness or canonicality The canon of a given author is the complete body of authentic works by that author this usage is familiar to Sherlock Holmes fans as well as to literary scholars The canon is the body of works in a given field e g works of literature or of art or of music deemed worthwhile for students to study and for scholars to investigate The word canon has an interesting history It derives ultimately from the Greek κανον akin to the English cane referring to a reed Reeds were used for measurement and in Latin and later Greek the word canon meant a rule or a standard The establishment of a canon of scriptures within Christianity was meant to define a standard or a rule for the religion The above non techspeak academic usages stem from this instance of a defined and accepted body of work Alongside this usage was the promulgation of canons rules for the government of the Catholic Church The techspeak usages according to religious law derive from this use of the Latin canon Hackers invest this term with a

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  • careware
    n A variety of shareware for which either the author suggests that some payment be made to a nominated charity or a levy directed to charity is included on top of the distribution charge Syn charityware compare crippleware sense 2

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