Over time, some programming habits become so ingrained that they extend a language’s syntax into a personal dialect. For example, one gets so used to certain variable names that you know at a glance exactly what they mean, whenever they’re deployed. For example, I overuse rizlen to mean the length of a string or array returned from a function call. Results length, rizlen. I’ve been doing it so long, it’s become brainless habit.
What programming idioms have you incorporated into your style? Which ones do you regret? Are they a force for good? Do they hamper communications with other programmers? Let me know in the comments. I’m curious to find out how other people have (or have not) developed their own idiom.