Robert Hanton (vitriol_) wrote,
Robert Hanton
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Fortuituous coincidences in english

I've been working on Windows GUI code recently, and was tickled to discover that when it came to drawing a border, my variables names produced a lovely cascade effect when it came to lengths. Defining all four edges of a window, as well as the four corners, produces:

...top...
...left...
...right...
...bottom...
...topleft...
...topright...
...bottomleft...
...bottomright...

This gave a happy thrill out of all proportion to its actual import.
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