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RE: Perl Monks polls generally

by kirbyk (Friar)
on Aug 24, 2000 at 04:44 UTC ( #29361=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Monks polls generally

I hadn't previously been aware that vroom had an underscore-centric worldview - and particularly not a multi-underscore-centric worldview. This probably comes from a background of excessive C coding, as opposed to the funkyCaps-centric worldview that others enjoy.

I'm still disappointed he didn't go to Linux World Expo in drag.

-- Kirby

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RE: RE: Perl Monks polls generally
by tye (Cardinal) on Aug 24, 2000 at 05:50 UTC

    They are called camelCaps (because of the hump in the middle, not because of any relation to Perl), though this may just be local usage (and if so it deserves to catch on).

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")
      camelCaps are also known as Hungarian Notation among VB developers in particular...comes from combining a 3-letter abbreviation in front of a variable or function name that denotes what the object is, and then camelCapping(?) the words together so:
      strSomeExampleString = "An example string."
      The term Hungarian comes from Microsoft programmer Charles Simonyi, who used it at Microsoft, and encouraged it's use in VB, and happens to be Hungarian. Plus, he would joke that it kind of looks like Hungarian...

        Actually the use of Hungarian Notation amongst Microsofties predates VB by some years. I remember reading about it in the first edition of Charles Petzold's Programming Windows in about 1989.

        (I think I may have just given away too much about my dodgy past writing Windows software!)

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