Tolerance and respect

August 19, 2012 in Technology

I have been reviewing Microsoft's F# Component Design Guidelines. One section has a note to avoid using underscores in names, as it "clashes with .NET naming conventions." However, the authors found it necessary to add this caveat:

That said, some F# programmers use underscores heavily, partly for historical reasons, and tolerance and respect is important.

I never realized functional programmers were such champions of human rights.

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