[LLVMdev] RFC: variable names

Chandler Carruth chandlerc at google.com
Mon Oct 13 17:17:46 PDT 2014

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Sean Silva <chisophugis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at google.com>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:04 PM, Nick Kledzik <kledzik at apple.com> wrote:
>>> I’d like to discuss revising the LLVM coding conventions to change the
>>> naming of variables to start with a lowercase letter.
>> Almost all of your negatives of the current conventions also apply to
>> your proposed convention.
>> Type names: CamelCase
>> Function names: camelCase
>> Variable names: ???
>> If we name variables in camelCase then variable names and function names
>> collide.
>> If we are going to change how we name variables, I very much want them to
>> not collide with either type names or function names. My suggestion would
>> be "lower_case" names.
> In my experience, lower_case and lowerCase clash regardless when there is
> only one "word" (e.g. `foo` and `foo`) which is pretty frequent.

As I have clarified in other parts of the thread, this tends to not happen
in practice between functions and variables. :: shrug ::
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