Are developers initial useful ?

Samir Saidani saidani at
Thu Jan 29 18:25:22 UTC 2004

Brian T Rice <water at> writes:

> On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Samir Saidani wrote:
>> goran.krampe at writes:
>> > developer initials - Unique (SM2 makes sure it is) and does not need to
>> > change. Sure, I changed my name and also my dev id. But not many people
>> > do that. :)
>> > (SMSqueakMap default accountForUsername: 'gk') name
>> > (SMSqueakMap default accountForUsername: 'gk') email
>> > In the above "username" is the same as "developer initials" - SM2 uses
>> > them as the username.
>> What happens if I have the same initials than you ?
> You pick a slight variation, of course. It's just a compact identifier.

Ok, so why don't we use a more understandable identifier than a compact
one, especially in the squeak code (I mean the initials identifying
who has changed which method) like : 'DavidSmith' ?  
Why not prefer intelligibility than compacity ?


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