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Re: Am I stupid?

William Clodius writes:
> However the current rules are also error prone. Single character typos are common, and the allowal of
> abbreviations means that arguments that disagree in more than one character, can still be confused with one
> another by a single character mistake. In particular I am prone to accidently converting singulars to plurals
> and vice versa. In this case, I suspect that I would frequently type TIMES=37 and have it interpretted as
> TIMESTEP when I meant TIME.

I would be *extremely* happy if absolutely NO
keyword abbreviations were allowed. At least I 
would be able to read and understand code that
I was looking at. :-)



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