I am looking for an abbreviation for the word "current" to match the similar abbreviation "prev" for "previous" (it is being used specifically in the context of a sequence of items: previous --> current --> next). I'm considering "cur" and "curr", but the former brings to my mind the slur and the latter, as far as I can tell, isn't in widespread usage. I'm also aware of "cnt" occasionally being used, but it doesn't really match the style of abbreviation in "prev", and it can be ambiguous as to whether it abbreviates "current" or "count". Am I just being paranoid about "cur"?
Just add a period to hint that it is an abbreviation.
When coding, I've typically used
curr to match the length of the names of the
prev variables that are usually also involved, e.g.
void *next = NULL; void *prev = NULL; void *curr = NULL;