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> You still have to read the names or process them otherwise.

And how long does it take you to parse "svc" vs. "service" in average microseconds per day? With old unix there was at least a need to keep memory use low, today we are only limited by Microsofts MAX_PATH.

What I said was about typing assistants and about efficient naming. But after reading the article, I would make a point for svc being not a bad decision. Ask any otherwise uninitiated programmer what meaning she would associate with "svc" or "service". You don't get anything useful out of either without additional context. Even

    /svc, which is a bundle of services from the environment in which the application runs.
is not really enough for me to understand what this is about.

Now, since this is a distinctive concept that comes with a learning cost, why not make a short name like "svc" for it? That is actually more distinctive than "service". And you save 4 characters every time you read or write it.

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