Naming considered MOSTLY harmless

Posted by Venerable High Pope Swanage I, Cogent Animal of Our Lady of Discord 20 June 2014 at 08:10PM

This is a continuance of a thought that I'd briefly mulled over on twitter to some reaction. No point in summarizing as it's only a few characters: "In I find it best to try and avoid naming anything except for the tools (fns and constants) used to construct a running system."

The reactions were great, as I would more or less expect, namely trying to drive at the thrust of why I would say such a thing. "What are examples of things I would avoid naming?" "By naming do I mean assigning to a Var, or something else?" and "My examples are primarily stateful things, is this to cure live programming woes?"

I'll do my best to expound on my reasoning in more detail, become more crisp in defining what I mean, and perhaps persuade you to strive in the vicinity of this same goal.