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Source: Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours, 5th Edition

Programmers differ in the conventions they adopt for variable names. Some prefer all lowercase letters for variable names with underscores separating words, such as high_score and player_score . Others prefer lowercase letters except for the first letter of new words, such as highScore and playerScore . (In a bit of programming lore, the latter convention has been dubbed CamelCase because the middle-of-word capitalization looks like a camel’s hump.)

What synonymous phrase can you think of that means approximately the same thing as in a bit of something? Because I'm not entirely sure if I genuinely comprehend the meaning of this expression.

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In a bit of programming lore

means basically

The thing I am about to tell you fits in the category of programming lore.

That's probably a more wordy than it needs to be, but it is the general idea. Other similar uses of "In a bit of X" would be things like

In a bit of weird news, a truck carrying beer collided with a truck carrying chips today.

In a bit of history trivia, William Shakespeare's skull is missing from his tomb.

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