e= mc²

obviously my furious pace of work-related blogging tapered off pretty quickly. i’ve still been fighting the good fight against bugs (two swatted today).

something i’ve always been very flexible on is coding style, so i haven’t had much trouble adapting to the coding style for the mysql server, although my brace-placement reflexes need some re-training. one rule it has that i haven’t run across before is how assignment is handled, with the equal sign next to the variable name, like so:

lower_case_table_names= arg;

this makes it easy to use basic search tools (like grep or vim’s / command) to find where assignments to a particular variable happen, without also getting hits at equality tests, which should always have a space between the variable name and ==.