Re: Punctuation names (...catch that peeve!)

Subject: Re: Punctuation names (...catch that peeve!)
From: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- CADENCE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 10:32:27 -0800

"Curly braces?" Aaaarrrrrrrrgh.

No baby talk. Your "favorites" are not important. Use the

P.S. "Clear" has fewer syllables, and is a word, as opposed to your
"almost completely unambiguous."


Aahz (aahz -at- netcom -dot- com) wrote:
: Not to pick on Gill, but as a programmer and tech support engineer, it
: makes my job much more difficult when people don't use standard names
: for punctuation. "()" are parentheses, "{}" are braces, "[]" are
: brackets, and "<>" are angle brackets.

My favorite terms for these, in order, are "parentheses", "curly braces",
"square brackets", and "angle brackets". More syllables, yes, but
almost completely unambiguous. (Of course, in documentation, I show
what I'm talking about. "Enclose the name of the file in brackets:
Laura Johnson
lauraj -at- fc -dot- hp -dot- com
Hewlett Packard NSMD
Ft. Collins, CO

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