$firstName is the most readable.. for variables.

does anybody have negative thoughts on using the same naming format
for method/function and for class names?

i guess it's worth sharing! many thanks!


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Ashley Sheridan
<a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-07-27 at 10:10 +0200, Jordan Jovanov wrote:
>> Hello Everybody
>> I start to write PHP script and all veritable a defined without some
>> rules. I want to ask to you somebody know how is correct do different
>> some variable.
>>   Like from next three variable who is correct:
>> $firstname  $FirstName $firstName $first_name etc.
>> I know that from this variable can work all, but i want to know how is
>> use in company.
>> Do you have some standard for defined the variable in program language?
>> (like ISO9001, ISO14001)
>> Best Regard,
>> Jordan Jovanov
> There is no enforced standard on how you define your variable names in
> PHP. However, you should try and remain consistent with whichever way
> you decide to use. Personally, I find the $firstName style the best of
> the four examples you gave. It's easily readable when I look over code
> at a later date, and slightly faster to type than $first_name (although
> even if only by a mere fraction of a second!)
> Some existing codebases might use a particular method though, and if
> you're working on a project with a team, then it really helps to all be
> using the same convention of naming variables.
> At the end of the day, this is all down to preference, along with code
> indentation and layout.
> Thanks,
> Ash
> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk

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