February 1st, 2005

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On the pronunciation of C++ constructs

Something I was thinking about for no apparent reason was that my pronunciation of C++ operators and symbols, especially comparison operators, may not be entirely standard. (Especially my pronunciation of the not-equals operator, !=, as "ain't".) Most people figure out what I mean quite quickly, but I suspect- from quizzical looks I've gotten in the second between hearing and comprehension- that these aren't entirely standard.

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Programmers out there, for C++ or Java- what do y'all use? Not all of this applies to Java, but most of it still does.
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Rick D. Husband
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Michael P. Anderson
David M. Brown
Kalpana Chawla
Laurel Blair Salton Clark
Ilan Ramon

Two years ago to the day, the shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry.