Richard Lynch wrote:
> > It HAS to be time for a big tidy up, as it is clearly impossible to 'do
> > the right thing' under current circumstances.
> Problem is, what you see as "untidy" programmers with a background in
> languages and software packages see as "convenient". :-)
> For every "newbie" it helps to have consistent
> every_word_gets_an_underscore, you quite simply make it equally hard for
> experienced hacker to use PHP.
Hmmm... but how many experienced hackers do we have and how many newbies do
we have? I would imagine that new users outnumber experienced hackers
> We've been wrangling over this for months, and we *still* don't have
> concensus, really -- Even among the people who agree that, in theory, a
> consistent naming scheme (with exceptions) is Good, there isn't concensus
> individual cases in reality.
> I don't think there's been a single proposed name change that hasn't been
> hotly contested.
> Maybe it's time to give this up, and move on to other things.
And just leave this issue to fester...:) There is a reason that it keeps
coming up. We should fix it now - with the rate the language is growing,
this will only get harder and more necessary at time passes.
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