How do you pronounce it?

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby hintss » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:32 am UTC

jpk wrote:"C++: The same as basically everyone else on the face on the Earth, "C plus plus". "

The Spanish-speaking world calls it, sensibly enough, "c mas mas" ("c" pronounced like "say", only shorter).
Java is pronounced "hava"

but sometimes I shorten it to C-P-P

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby SammyIAm » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:58 pm UTC

So 'char' has been covered pretty extensively, but what about 'varchar'? I tend to pronounce 'char' as in 'charcoal', so I call it 'var' (rhymes with far) 'char'. Those of you that pronounce 'char' as 'care', do you call it a 'vare' (rhymes with fair) 'care'?

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Emu* » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:43 pm UTC

I still stand by PHP -> "fup".

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby hintss » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:09 am UTC

/etc/fstab?

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby jpk » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:12 am UTC

hintss wrote:/etc/fstab?


f-stab - if you don't know it's in etc ( "ets"), it's a paragraph at least, because you're going to need some explanation beyond just "ets f-stab"

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Emu* » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:23 am UTC

etk, F-S tab.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Link » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:23 am UTC

Some of my pronunciations:

btrfs - ˈbʌtərfeɪs
char - tʃɑr
chroot - ˈtʃruːt
/etc/skel/.zshrc - ˈɛtk skɛl dɒt zɛd.ɛsˈeːtʃ.ɑr.siː
kbuildsycoca - ˌkeɪbɪldsaɪ'koʊkə
libc - ˈlɪbsiː
MOSFET - ˈmɑsfɛt
snprintf - ɛs.ɛnˈprɪntˌɛf
sprintf - ˈsprɪntˌɛf
stderr - ɛs.tiː.diːˈɛr
stdin - ɛs.tiː.diːˈɪn
stdout - ɛs.tiː.diːˈaʊt
UART - ˈjuːɑːrt
umount - ˈjuːmaʊnt
unistd.h - juːniːˌɛs.tiːˈdiː dɒt eɪtʃ
x ^= y - ɛks ˈzɒr.ɪs ˈwaɪ

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby zorro226 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:22 am UTC

I cannot decide how to pronounce this common python syntax:

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if __name__ == '__main__':


Is it "If name equals main", "if name equals equals main", or "if double underscore name double underscore equals equals open-quote double underscore main double underscore close-quote colon"?

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Emu* » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:31 pm UTC

If name is main

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby EvanED » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:58 pm UTC

"Is" already has a meaning;

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if __name__ is '__main__':
is totally valid syntax. IMO that introduces more ambiguity than is present if you say "equals".

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:55 pm UTC

EvanED wrote:"Is" already has a meaning;

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if __name__ is '__main__':
is totally valid syntax. IMO that introduces more ambiguity than is present if you say "equals".


Then pronouncing it 'if name is equal to main' should be fine. While it could also be interpreted as

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if __name__ is = '__main__':


That is interpretation is a complete non sequitur.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby enk » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:06 pm UTC

zorro226 wrote:double underscore name double underscore

I saw a talk from Google I/O I think it was where the guy said "dunder". "dunder-name-dunder". Sounds silly at first but it's actually an efficient way to communicate python verbally without introducing ambiguity.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Ptharien's Flame » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:27 pm UTC

char: as in charred
*: star (or times, if it's used that way)
char*: Charizard :P
uint_t: you-int-tee
#: not usually pronounced at all (except in C#, as see sharp)
javac: java-see
gif: jiff
jpeg: jay-peg
pi: pye
phi: fye
psi: psye
chi: kye
lamda: lamb-duh
arr[n]: arr of n, even though it doesn't make much sense for array indexing
lbs., £: both pounds
ASCII: ass-key
gzip: gee-zip
gunzip: either gee-unzip or gun-zip, depending on how I'm feeling
lol, wtf, etc.: I pronounce them letter by letter
0: null, naught, zero, O, nil, depending on the context
Euler: you-lrrr
( and ): open and close parentheses
[ and ]: open and close square brackets
{ and }: open and close curly braces
< and >: open and close angle brackets, or less-than and greater-than if used that way
<>: diamond operator, or robot hug
x/y: not pronounced in language, x over y in programming and math
>>: then
<<: after
>>=: bind
=<<: with
=>>: co-bind
<<=: co-with
>=>: to
=>=: co-to
<=<: from
=<=: co-from
>>>: cat-bind
<<<: cat-feed
mapM_: map-emm-underscore
=: equals
==: equals equals
===: equals equals equals or strictly equals
!: not, bang, as-strict, or exclamation mark, depending on context
C++: see plus plus
BCPL: bee-see-pee-ell
|: pipe or or, depending on context
&: and, or at in the case of pointers
||: or or
&&: and and
|||: cat-or
&&&: cat-and
<*>: apply
**: star star, or to the Fractional power of
.: dot, period, point, or mini-bang
K=, where K is an operator: K-equals
XOR: ex-or
XNOR: ex-nor (although snore would be funny)
xi: zye
SQL: ess-cue-ell

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby troyp » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:44 am UTC

you'd think

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__name__ is '__main__'
would be equivalent to

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__name__ == '__main__'
but in fact the former is always false. I guess the normal string interning or whatever doesn't apply to module names.
Anyhow, that being the case, "if name is main" seems pretty unambiguous (although I'd prefer "if name equals main").

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Steax » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:49 am UTC

Most programmers would know that "equals" preceded by "if" will be ==, not an assignment.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Mutex » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:39 pm UTC

# - hash
lb - half a kilo
£ - quid

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby doinkisaac » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:25 pm UTC

char - first syllable of carry, between car and care
char * -" "
varchar- var (car with a v) car
GIF - hard g
javac - javak
java-c - java-see (my mind differentiates between the two)
C++ - see plus plus
C# - see sharp
== - mentally, equals equals; verbally equals
= - equals
# - depending on usage and mood; pound, hash, number sign, pound sign, I'm now adding octothorpe to the collection
£ - pound, GBP, British Pound, Pound Sterling
x/2 - x over 2; if I'm tired, sometimes 2 under x
x_{0} - x sub zero, x sub oh, x oh
x_{a} - x sub ay, x ay
phi - fye
xi - zye
psi - psy ("sigh")
mu - moo
theta - thay-ta
iota - eye-oh-ta
klogd - kay-logd
xor - eks-or
xnor - eks-nor, snore
SQL - S-Q-L
PostgreSQL - post-gre-skell, post-gre-s-q-l
Linux - lynne-ucks
sudo - sue-dough
Delphi - dell-fee
car - like the vehicle
cdr - I try to pronounce this as close to the spelling as possible, so it varies, but it's usually kuh-dur
ASCII - ass-key
WYSIWYG - whiz-ee-wig
.= - dot equals
+= - plus equals
++ - plus plus
-- - minus minus; if combined, large hyphen
mplayer - em-player
mencoder - men-coder
mkdir - make dear, mark dear
chmod - (like the beginning of "charred") ch-mod, kuhmod
chown - (same pronunciation as above for the "ch") ch-own
ssh - ess-ess-aich
xargs - zargs
cout - as spelled (like "gout" with a c)
cin - sin
puts - as spelled
ioctl - eye-octal
fsck - fisk, f-sick
flock - as spelled
Euler - mentally only: youler; mentally and verbally: oiler
gunzip - gun-zip
xckd - eks-kay-see-dee
SATA - sahtah, sometimes s-ata (all letters pronounced, but there's an audible gap between the s and the ata)
Debian - dee-bee-ann
Ubuntu - oo-bun-too

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jQuery live() pronunciation

Postby naschilling » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:41 pm UTC

So I got into a discussion a few days ago on the pronunciation of the jQuery call `live()`. I said live (short i), the opposite of die. This pronunciation felt most accurate because the call to undo this action is `die()`.

My opponent declared it as live (long i), as similar to active. He argued that declarations through `live()` remain active even after the call.

Opinions?
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Re: jQuery live() pronunciation

Postby Anonymously Famous » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:03 am UTC

Knowing that the "opposite," as it were, is "die()," I would tend to agree with you.

I was, however, confused for a moment by how you say that your opponent pronounces it:
My opponent declared it as live (long i), as similar to active.

It made me think that he says the long i, but says it like active, which of course is the short i. Then I caught on that you meant "synonymous to active."

Sorry. I confuse easily.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby arclight » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:31 pm UTC

Mazuku wrote:My List
Cthulhu = Clue-loo

Cah-thu-loo

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby troyp » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:08 pm UTC

arclight wrote:Cah-thu-loo

That's what I say, but ever since I saw the lovecraftian Justice League episode, I always want to say "Ichthultu".

my pronunciations...
CHAR1
post-GRESK-yu-ell
JA-vak (in my head, but if I was going to say it to someone, I'd probably default to JA-va-SEE)
ECKS-or
CAR
SEE-dee-ar
GIF (the creator has already smeared his proprietary format all over the internet, no need to adopt his pronunciation too)
== is "equals" "[is] equal to" or "double equals" depending on the potential for confusion
! is "bang" as a character, or the operator name ("not", "factorial") when used as such.

I pronounce Greek letters in maths the same way as most people. In other contexts they should be pronounced with their proper Greek pronunciations (ancient or modern as applicable), but I don't really know them so I just pronounce them the same.
On the subject of letters, I recently noticed I vacillate between Australian and American pronunciations of "z".

"if name equals main" is clear enough, but it'd be nice to have a way to say __ in general in Python. "doublescore"?

1. I apologize for old-fashioned phonetics - I was lazy (I need to learn an Emacs IPA mode or something...)

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Xanthir » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:20 pm UTC

troyp wrote:"if name equals main" is clear enough, but it'd be nice to have a way to say __ in general in Python. "doublescore"?

I usually hear it pronounced "dunder".
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby troyp » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:43 pm UTC

Xanthir wrote:
troyp wrote:"if name equals main" is clear enough, but it'd be nice to have a way to say __ in general in Python. "doublescore"?

I usually hear it pronounced "dunder".

Even better.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Servant-of_Christ » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:58 am UTC

Basing it entirely off of minecraft logic gates, I pronounce it x-or

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby sam_i_am » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:14 am UTC

I always read it as jahvahk


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