Forum: Ruby Standard File Naming Conventions

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Clint P. (Guest)
on 2008-10-19 05:31
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For a file containing the given class, SomeCoolClass, what would be
the proper filename?

1) somecoolclass.rb
2) some_cool_class.rb
3) some-cool-class.rb
4) SomeCoolClass.rb

or some other variation?

I noticed in the Ruby stdlib, versions 1, 2 and 3 are used.
Henrik -. (Guest)
on 2008-10-19 11:31
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On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 3:29 AM, pachl <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> 
wrote:
> I noticed in the Ruby stdlib, versions 1, 2 and 3 are used.
I'm not sure about the Ruby convention here, but I know Ruby on Rails
uses #2 (some_cool_class.rb).

In Rails, this convention is necessary for some of the magic: if you
reference MyConstant::MyClass and it's not known, Rails uses
const_missing to translate that to my_constant/my_class and tries to
find that in the load path.
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