> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter B. West [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: August 20, 2002 9:51 PM
> Subject: Re: Style issues.
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>  > The only encoding rule I'd realy like to have:
>  >   Don't mix underscores with camelCase.
>  > Beside looking *really* ugly, it screws up Emacs' dynamic
>  > identifier completion, and I'd rather like to do
>  > something for FOP than fixing this.
> It comes down to "ugliness", doesn't it?  "camelCase" is nice.  I
> haven't heard it before, and I agree with your admonition.

This one is weird. :-) I have associated camelCase with Java, and expect to
see it. I dislike Microsoft naming conventions for VB and C# (I guess you
could call it capitalized camelCase, or Camelcase), without being able to
say why. And for C I cannot abide anything but underscore separators and all
lowercase. I think it is all a mater of habit.

I may be a person who is ill-qualified to comment on variable names. I like
assembler and machine code, and I never had a problem with the variable
naming conventions for FORTRAN (I, J, K, L, M, N are INTEGER, etc). :-) Of
course, I started with punched cards so I was overjoyed to actually have
variables...sounds like a Monty Python skit (_you_ had _variables_?! I
walked 10 miles both ways to school, uphill, in deep snow, and I had to
hardcode the machine addresses on paper tape..._You_ had paper tape?! I
lived in a culvert, didn't go to school, and flipped switches on vacuum
tubes to set the program).


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