Re: History behind 30 character name limit?

From: rgvguplb <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:20:50 -0800 (PST)
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i bet it's because in the 70's programmers still found it acceptable to name objects (such as tables and variables) with clear, concise names like 'i', 'j', or 'k';

of course in the 90's people started going overboard and started naming objects like
'iUseThisDoubleFloatVariableToHoldTheValueOfTheAmountOfMoneyDeductedFromMyPayroll', which, of course, improved productivity a hundred fold.

On Mar 5, 8:30 am, LineVoltageHalogen <> wrote:
> Just curious if anyone knows the original spirit behind Oracle's limit
> on table, column, object names to 30 characters?
> Cheers, TFD.
Received on Wed Mar 05 2008 - 15:20:50 CST

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