Forum: Ruby Re: camelCase vs ruby_case

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Gennady B. (Guest)
on 2006-01-20 22:22
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There were a LOT of discussions on the subject over time on this list.
Please search ruby-talk archive at to get an idea.

Zach (Guest)
on 2006-01-20 22:28
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     Thanks Grennady.

Ezra Z. (Guest)
on 2006-01-21 00:08
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	I prefer the snake_case myself as it5 is more readable. But one of
the best reasons I have come across for always using underscores in
ruby is the ruby is from Japan and Matz has said that snake_case is
much more readable for japanese people to read. That and the fact
that the whole standard library and most ruby code you will come
across uses snake_case so camelCase looks out of place in ruby code.


On Jan 20, 2006, at 11:49 AM, Zach wrote:

>> to get an idea.
>> have an "ABC" in Camel Case it I'd have to would be to break up the
>> out there. Do you prefer word breaks by underscore or case? Does

-Ezra Z.
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kim kubik (Guest)
on 2006-01-24 17:39
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"Zach" wrote
> >  I've another question I'd like to pose the Ruby community. Coming
> > from a Java background, so I'm rather used to "camelCase" as opposed
> > what looks to be the standard "ruby_case".
> >
> > Not trying to incite flame_wars or the like, looking for honest
> > opinions.

The quote below is just one other person's opinion, but if you know
what that person has accomplished then perhaps you understand why
that opinion has value:

   "I eschew embedded capital letters in names; to my prose_­oriented
    they are too awkward to read comfortably.  They jangle like bad

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