[llvm-dev] RFC: changing variable naming rules in LLVM codebase

Philip Reames via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Feb 11 15:20:19 PST 2019

I don't care about the convention, but I'm really not sure it's worth 
the churn which would result in the code base.  The hurtle which needs 
cleared here is not "is it a better naming style", but "is the 
disruption implied by changing to the new convention justified".  To be 
clear, not opposed, just hesitant.


On 2/7/19 2:10 PM, Michael Platings via llvm-dev wrote:
> TL;DR: change the rule for variable names from UpperCamelCase to 
> lowerCamelCase.
> Just to get wider visibility on this, I'm raising this again as an 
> RFC, as suggested by Roman Lebedev.
> My original post from last week is here and gives a rationale: 
> http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2019-February/129854.html. 
> There seemed to be general agreement that the status quo is not ideal.
> Chris Lattner pointed out that this came up in 2014 as well: 
> http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2014-October/077685.html
> I've created a patch to implement the change. Review and comments 
> welcome: https://reviews.llvm.org/D57896
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