What's in a Name? A Study of Identifiers

Abstract

Readers of programs have two main sources of domain information: identifier names and comments. When functions are uncommented, as many are, comprehension is almost exclusively dependent on the identifier names. Assuming that writers of programs want to create quality identifiers (e.g., include relevant domain knowledge) how should they go about it? For… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ICPC.2006.51

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@inproceedings{Lawrie2006WhatsIA, title={What's in a Name? A Study of Identifiers}, author={Dawn J. Lawrie and Christopher Morrell and Henry Feild and David Binkley}, booktitle={ICPC}, year={2006} }