Poll: How do you pronounce "char"

irishScott

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Oct 10, 2006
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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!
 

Snapster

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Oct 14, 2001
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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:
 

g8wayrebel

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Nov 15, 2004
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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.
 

troytime

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Jan 3, 2006
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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)
 

brandonb

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Oct 17, 2006
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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)


 

clarkey01

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Feb 4, 2004
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CHAR as the in the planet that Galvatron and the decepticons were trapped on in the transformers !!!!!!!!
 

Rainsford

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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".
 

acheron

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May 27, 2008
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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?)
 

Thyme

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Originally posted by: troytime
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)
I'd love to work somewhere where they did refer to it using a pirate accent.
 

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