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scott's message about case sensitivity
- To: common-lisp@su-ai
- Subject: scott's message about case sensitivity
- From: ucbvax:<Kim:jkf> (John Foderaro)
- Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1982 00:21:00 -0000
- In-reply-to: Your message of Tuesday, 31 August 1982 10:56-EDT
From: Scott E. Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>
I see two cutlures developing
very quickly, one of which types in lower-case only and the other
capitalizing assorted words, as in ThisIsaReallyUglySymbol. It still
looks like a recipe for chaos to me.
But such recipes already exist. What if I decided to use the underscore
instead of the hyphen in compound word symbols? What if I decide to
use an escaped space?
load-byte load_byte load\ byte
The addition of one more convention, LoadByte, is not going to make much of
a difference. If a person writes a package for general consumption he
should follow the conventions, if he chooses not to then he can break the
convention in a number of ways.