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Why is the naming convention for increment/decrement delta?

Why did we call delta as delta, and not "alpha" or simply "value"?

1 Answer

Erik Krieg
Erik Krieg
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Delta can mean the difference between numeric values, which is aptly generic since that difference can be incremental or decremental. Another name could also just have been difference and even a name like value would be completely fine if you wanted something even more generic.

The naming of a value like this is very subjective so long as that name does not mislead potential readers of the code.