Use the Appropriate Variables

This tip submitted by Mahesh Kumar.S on 2005-03-07 21:58:10. It has been viewed 22256 times.
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While programming we have to take care about the variables. You need to give appropriate name for the variables or there will be a lot of confusion!

For instance
#include
int fact(int n)
{
    int i;
    for(i=1;i<=n;i++)
    n=n*i;
    return n;
}


int main()
{
    int no;
    printf("Enter value to fin it's Factorial Value.");
    scanf("%d",&no);
    printf("The Factorial Value is %d",fact(no));
    return 0;
}


In above program we use name "FACT" for the function to find out it's factorial value. Suppose we gave it a name like
int abc(int n) or
int get(int n)? That wouldn't be so easy to read would it? it might even cause confusion if we chose a name that actually described something we didn't do!



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