Standard File Naming Conventions


#1

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.


#2

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.