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I have really come to enjoy the ideas and syntax offered by the P5EE Style Guide.

In the guide, they offer this for plural vs singular variable naming conventions:
--- Arrays and hashes should be plural nouns, whether as regular arrays and hashes or array and hash references. Do not name references with ``ref'' or the data type in the name. @stories = (1, 2, 3); # right $comment_ref = [4, 5, 6]; # wrong $comments = [4, 5, 6]; # right $comment = $comments->[0]; # right ---
By consistantly using a system like this throughout your programs, there won't have to be question about whether a scalar contains something like a string, or if it's a reference to an array or hash. As the guide suggests, references would be named in a plural fashion.

FWIW, I'm now using (or at least attempting to) this guide for all of my programming habits :-) Have fun,
-Eric

In reply to Re: Plural variable naming (or not?) by andreychek
in thread Plural variable naming (or not?) by Sinister

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