Poll: How do you pronounce "char"

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  1. irishScott

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    char, as in charred flesh, or a planet from Starcraft for the nerds among us. :)
    car, as in vroom
    chair, as in what your ass is probably sitting on right now
    care, as in caring

    <-------- char FTW!
     
  2. Snapster

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    Is there any other way ?
     
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    I've heard all of the above.
     
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    Seriously, if someone who could program for sh1t pronounced it like chair in front of me I would probably just laugh at them.
    :confused:
     
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    g8wayrebel Senior member

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    Chared flesh?? If by that you mean somewhat burnt , I'd have thought it had to r's = charred.
    The spell checker agrees with me and then pronunciation isn't an issue.
     
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    i can't recall how i pronounce 'char', i dont remember actually talking about it

    i alternate with varchar "vair chair" and "varrr charrrr" (without the pirate accent)
     
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    Every place I've ever worked, and heard, probably 3 dozen people. All except one would call it "char"... Char[6]... Except one person that would say "Varcar[6]" (he was talking SQL)


     
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    I usually just say string ;) But usually say Char.
     
  10. txrandom

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    Char as in Charizard.
     
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    I called it care.
     
  12. slugg

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    +1 for vroom vroom
     
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    CHAR as the in the planet that Galvatron and the decepticons were trapped on in the transformers !!!!!!!!
     
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    Beat me to it :(
     
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    Care, as in the first syllable of character. Or carrot.
     
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    "Char", as in how I would normally pronounce a world spelled c-h-a-r. ;)

    Of course it's pretty rare that I deal with single byte values that are actually characters anyways, so in the interest of accuracy, I tend to most often pronounce it "uint8".
     
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    Char, like the Starcraft planet.

    I've known a lot of people who say "car" though. (Generally SQL-y people; is this what they teach in DBA classes?)
     
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    I alternate between char/car with no real pattern (AFAIK).
     
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    car like in carrot. silly rabbit !
     
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    alocurto Platinum Member

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    Car. How do people pronounce Varchar? I say var-car.
     
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    Ditto although I tend to say car more often.

     
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    I'd love to work somewhere where they did refer to it using a pirate accent.
     
  23. dighn

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    char like charred
     
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    I say "char" because no one seems to understand what I mean when I say "care".