2009/7/23 Eddie Drapkin <oorza...@gmail.com>: > Hey all, > we've got a repository here at work, with something like 55,000 files > in it. For the last few years, we've been naming $variables_like_this > and functions_the_same($way_too). And now we've decided to switch to > camelCasing everything and I've been tasked with somehow determining > if it's possible to automate this process. Usually, I'd just use the > IDE refactoring functionality, but doing it on a > per-method/per-function and a per-variable basis would take weeks, if > not longer, not to mention driving everyone insane. > > I've tried with regular expressions, but I can't make them smart > enough to distinguish between builtins and userland code. I've looked > at the tokenizer and it seems to be the right way forward, but that's > also a huge project to get that to work. > > I was wondering if anyone had had any experience doing this and could > either point me in the right direction or just down and out tell me > how to do it.
I'd question the wisdom of doing such a thing at all. When it comes to coding standards the important thing is not what they are, just that they exist and are observed by everybody. This sounds like a colossal waste of time, whether you can find an automated method or not, for no apparent gain. Seriously, what's the benefit of using camel over underscores? Sounds like a decision made by a manager who feels the need to create work when none is actually required. -Stuart -- http://stut.net/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php