Re: camelCase vs ruby_case

There were a LOT of discussions on the subject over time on this list.
Please search ruby-talk archive at to get an idea.


Thanks Grennady.



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.
Yakima Herald-Republic Newspaper
[email protected]

“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

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

Quote is from:

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