Hungarian notation gone terribly wrong – lust

I was working on some legacy code in PowerBuilder, when I saw the name of a user interface control (heavily anonymised and fun-ised):

lust_staffname

Let’s break that down:

  • local (as opposed to global)
  • user (I think? User-created as opposed to system/standard)
  • static text (the Label equivalent in ASP.NET)

I wonder what was going through that programmer’s mind when he wrote that…