Friday, May 03, 2013

What does Dim stand for and what is the history --- Thank you Stack Trace


Dim originally (in BASIC) stood for Dimension, as it was used to define the dimensions of an array.
(The original implementation of BASIC was Dartmouth BASIC, which descended from FORTRAN, where DIMENSION is spelled out.)
Nowadays, Dim is used to define any variable, not just arrays, so its meaning is not intuitive anymore.
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