[Haskell-cafe] Re: Allowing hyphens in identifiers
steve at fenestra.com
Fri Dec 18 09:54:31 EST 2009
On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:39:21 +1300, you wrote:
>My experience has been that in order to make sense of someone else's
>code you *HAVE* to break identifiers into their component words.
>With names like (real example) ScatterColorPresetEditor, the eye
>*can't* take it in at once, and telling the difference between that
>and ScatterColorPresentEditor would be a pain. Break them up
>Ada-style as Scatter_Colour_Preset_Editor and
>Scatter_Colour_Present_Editor and you're away laughing.
I wouldn't notice the difference between Preset and Present in either
case. And in the latter example, my eyes would actually be drawn away
from Preset/Present and towards Colour, noticing that it is spelled
Count me in the "prefers hyphens" camp, by the way.
Fenestra Technologies Corp.
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