Hello, A lot of discussion related to naming can be found in the following documents.
http://www.naturalprogramming.com/to_read/doctoral_thesis_of_kari_laitinen.pdf http://www.naturalprogramming.com/to_read/estimating_understandability_etc.pdf I think the discussion is still valid although the papers are not very 'fresh'. (We still communicate mostly with the same words as we used to communicate 15 years ago.) -Kari -----Original Message----- From: Raoul Duke [mailto:rao...@gmail.com] Sent: 27. maaliskuuta 2012 0:47 To: Ppig-Discuss-List Subject: studies of naming? (i googled, w/out much success.) Wondering if anybody knows of research that tries to get the word out that naming is important. Or proves that naming isn't important! Maybe nobody makes still little mistakes the way I do. Anyway, there are things in the programming language world that make me cringe. They look to me like highway train wrecks, if you'll pardon the metaphor, sneaking around looking for a place to happen. Picking two off the top of my head: Scala: "val" vs. "var". One letter difference?! Knockout JS: "viewmodel" instead of, gosh, say, just "model"?! -Mr. Tempest in a Teapot. -- The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).