# hungarian-notation

(*uncountable*)

- (computing, programming) A naming convention in which the name of a variable indicates its data type and intended use by including abbreviations as prefixes.
*lpsz is Hungarian notation for a 32-bit pointer to a null-terminated string.*

The notation was invented by Charles Simonyi (born 1948), Hungarian-American computer programmer.

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## hungarian notation - Computer Definition

In programming, the use of standard prefixes in naming variables. For example, "p" means pointer, hence, pTEXTBUF is a pointer to a buffer called TEXTBUF.

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