Underscore or not?


#1

The Agile book mentions that using an underscore to break up words is
the ‘preferred’ method, but later says that you’ll have trouble using
them in many-to-many association tables. What are people doing? It
sounds like less of a hassle to cram my words together (cablepair vs
cable_pair) and enjoy the native many-to-many handling.

Or maybe I just answered my own question.

  • Nic

#2

Nic W. wrote:

The Agile book mentions that using an underscore to break up words is
the ‘preferred’ method, but later says that you’ll have trouble using
them in many-to-many association tables. What are people doing? It
sounds like less of a hassle to cram my words together (cablepair vs
cable_pair) and enjoy the native many-to-many handling.

Or maybe I just answered my own question.

  • Nic

I use underscores in most cases. I’ve also found that the “Rails Way”
for doing table associations doesn’t always work best for me, so I call
out those table names in many cases.

Basically, I do what I think is best for the situation. If Rails
doesn’t agree with me, I call out the name manually.

Jake