Why for example field in wp_posts table is called "post_title" instead of "title"?

Is this somehow related to b2cafelog legacy code for backward capability? Or is there other explanation for this?

This question applies to other core WordPress tables too.

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You pretty much answered it - legacy code. WordPress is the result of years of code evolution, refactoring and (most importantly) multiple developers/coders/authors - whilst they're getting pretty good at enforcing coding standards/consistency, there will always be a trail of the past.

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