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Solution for verbosity of JAVA - have SQL like ALIAS for Java ?

Andy Jack
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I often use verbose names for sake of clarity. Looks like we should have alias for java.
int whatsMyAge = 10;
whatsMyAge AS wma;

what do you think ?

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Jaikiran Pai
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I like self explaining names (be it for methods, variables or classes). I don't consider it a problem which demands a solution.

As for:

int whatsMyAge = 10;
whatsMyAge AS wma;


Are you bothered about "whatsMyAge" because it takes longer to type or because it appears verbose while reading code? If it's the former then with the current IDEs, you get auto-completion feature which makes it a non-issue.

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fred rosenberger
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If I were doing a code review and someone used a variable name "wma", I'd tell them to go back and expand it so I don't have to hunt around to figure out what it means.


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