Object naming conventions

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Fri Oct 7 22:58:11 EDT 2011


Thanks Mike, I'll be in touch in the next couple of weeks.
Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Mike Felker <admin at mfelkerco.com> wrote:

> That sounds like a great tool. I would love to help beta test it.
>
> Mike
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Oct 7, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Pete <pete at mollysrevenge.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the thoughts Bob.
> >
> > For those who have replied, here's the reason behind the question.
> >
> > I'm about to ask for beta testers for an LC tool that greatly speeds up
> the
> > development of applications that use SQL databases.  Part of the tool is
> a
> > palette of controls that you can drag and drop onto your cards, answer a
> > couple of easy questions and the control will be linked to your database.
> > Right now, I use a naming convention for controls so that the tool's
> > runtime library can recognize controls that are significant to it.
> >
> > My concern is that I'm imposing my naming convention on anyone who wants
> to
> > make use of the tool.  Whether you'd be willing to give up your naming
> > conventions in exchange for the productivity gains you'll get from using
> the
> > tool - that's the question.
> >
> > I'm considering providing an alternative by using a custom property of
> the
> > control to store the info I need and let people name the controls
> according
> > to their own conventions.  But that is a fair amount of coding and
> retesting
> > to be done so I thought I would try to gauge the sentiment on naming
> > conventions before starting down that path.  Hopefully, that doesn't
> break
> > any forum rules.
> >
> > Pete
> > Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Bob Earp <rjearp at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Pete,
> >> It's a great question, but the last time this was asked on the list I
> think
> >> the discussion went on for three lifetimes (in use-livecode list years)
> on
> >> what exactly should be the standard to use.  It seems there's more and
> >> different naming conventions in the world than Tim Hortons has served
> cups
> >> of coffee, so if you are trying to automate layout based on what others
> use
> >> you're likely to discover the meaning of life, the universe and
> everything
> >> before completing half of it ;-)
> >>
> >> Richard Gaskin's article is a great start, and I think that most of us
> that
> >> have coded for a number of years have done something similar.
>  Personally I
> >> think there are really only three things one needs to follow;
> >>
> >> 1. Don't worry about what others do, just name everything in a format
> that
> >> really makes sense to you and your team today, and in the future.
> >> 2. Keep the names as short and uncomplicated as possible.
> >> 3. Write down what your naming convention standards are so that others
> can
> >> refer to it, and check those standards with your team on a regular basis
> to
> >> make sure it continues to work for them.
> >>
> >> Naming is only a way of better understanding what somebody was trying to
> do
> >> in their script, and that somebody is likely you in the future !!  So,
> don't
> >> forget comments which are as important but generally considered as
> >> kindergarden practice by self proclaimed expert scripters ;-)
> >>
> >> best, Bob...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> From: Pete <pete at mollysrevenge.com>
> >>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> >>> Subject: Object Naming Conventions
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> >>> I vaguely remember a thread on this topic a while back.  I'm interested
> >> in
> >>> what naming conventions people have for stacks/cards/controls, if any.
> >>>
> >>> This is in connection with a project I'm working on to automate laying
> >> out
> >>> controls on a card.  I'm currently using a naming convention of my own
> >> but
> >>> I'd like to provide a way for other conventions to be used, in
> particular
> >>> the use of prefix or suffix characters in names of different types of
> >>> objects.
> >>>
> >>> Any input is most welcome.
> >>>
> >>> Pete
> >>> Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Bob Earp
> >> White Rock, British Columbia.
> >>
> >>
> >>
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