Just today I ran across the need to have a pair of functions, one of which would try to fetch something
and return undef
if it couldn't, the other of which
would try to do the fetch, and would create the thing if it wasn't there. After some playing around in chatter I settled on a suggestion from Petruchio
to use the naming style get_foo()
. Anyways the names work, are fairly short, and are reasonably descriptive. But they got me thinking..what other whimsical sounding names have people here wound up using?