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I use splat all the time! I would so it's 50/50 if people understand it.
I say "splat LIBL"... then if its silence "or star or asterisk." I didn't
know that was a Charlie thing!

RIP... another great loss in the community. :(

On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 8:54 AM Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I've used that "splat" for so many years I cannot remember. Until now I
was completely unaware of its origin. Nice to know.

Charlie had just left the COMMON board when I first joined it. It was a
pleasure watching him lend his managerial and people skills when
contentious items of discussion came up, and at that time there were
several. Charlie's technical prowess aside, he was a great man.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 8:04 AM Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis <
midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I too learned 'SPLAT' from Charlie. At one point in 1988 we hired a
developer from India who had no middle name. We used everyone's initials
for changes in programs and required 3 initials to keep things neat and
in line. So hers became G*P which as you can imagine was pronounced 'Gee
Splat Pee' :-) She is known by that even today over 30 years later.

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