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Put an underscore in front of private methods. Personally I never put an underscore in front of private properties, because I think that all public properties should have accessor methods, or better yet, everything that an object should do should be available using methods.

There are a couple of advantages to doing it that way:

  • Methods have a nice inheritance mechanism, properties don't.
  • Method implementations can be changed, but properties have to stay the same to be compatible.
  • It's usually easier to think up an interface using methods, and then worry about implementing them. In my experience, this makes for a much more useful object design too.

By the way, it is very likely that your 'private' properties are accessible by other code. Don't worry about it, just don't document it.

-- Joost downtime n. The period during which a system is error-free and immune from user input.

In reply to Re: Naming convention for Object Variables by Joost
in thread Naming convention for Object Variables by Basilides

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