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Re: Re: Plural variable naming (or not?)

by nefertari (Chaplain)
on Mar 20, 2002 at 09:51 UTC ( #152944=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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No, you aren't: Some names (i often name variables in german, or mix the languages, this i should change!):
@mathsylist : a name for a list in that i store the recent mathsymbols.
%preprintliste : the matching preprints, stored as a hash, in order to avoid trouble with doubleentries in two files.
@sortierteschluessel: this is plural (sorted keys) for exactly that.
It seems that i either use plural or something like list in the end.

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by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on Mar 21, 2002 at 20:34 UTC

    Interesting... I'd have thought that @plural would be more intuitive than @singular_list. Obviously, your mileage varies.

    The one place I can see where this would be a distinct advantage is when you're using Perl arrays as different data types. For instance:

    my @foo_list; my @bar_stack; my @baz_queue; my @xyzzy_heap;

    If these were just plurals, it would be impossible to tell just from the names which one was a stack, or a queue, or whatever -- which could be a very bad thing.


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