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

Mehdi AMINI via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Feb 14 16:32:14 PST 2019

On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 2:11 PM Michael Platings via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> 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

I'm concerned about the internal inconsistency we would live with for
(likely) many years if there is not a migration plan to converge the code
base toward the new naming convention.
(other than that, changing the convention is fine with me, I don't have
much preference here)

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