Globals

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 14:51:37 EDT 2012


On 06/10/2012 09:46 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> Thanks Richard.  Yes, the naming convention idea is what I've done and
> moved on.  Namespaces would be great at some point but not holding my
> breath for that.

Naming conventions surfaces about once every 11 months.

> Pete
> lcSQL Software<http://www.lcsql.com>
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Richard Gaskin<ambassador at fourthworld.com
>> wrote:
>> Peter Haworth wrote:
>>
>>> I've renamed the global in the utility stack to something that's hopefully
>>> obscure enough that it won''t clash with other stacks' globals.
>>>
>> I'm a big fan of Getting-It-Done-And-Moving-On solutions, and that works.
>>
>> It would be nice if we could declare namespaces, and perhaps in the future
>> we will, but for now adopting habits with naming things can pay off nicely
>> with the setup we currently have.
>>
>> I've become fond of using some identifying prefix for globals in addition
>> to the "g", so I know where they're defined and used.
>>
>> For example, I'm currently updating a library for server data store
>> management called libDChunk (the storage scheme is called "Document
>> Chunkadelic" - long story), so the globals it uses are prefixed with "gdc",
>> e.g., "gdcUserInfoA".
>>
>> Now that I think of it, it may be worth mentioning that trailing capital
>> "A" - I got that idea from Sarah Reichelt, who uses it to distinguish
>> arrays.
>>
>> If you're really into this sort of curmudgeonly obsessive naming stuff,
>> this article is full of it:
>> <http://www.fourthworld.com/**embassy/articles/scriptstyle.**html<http://www.fourthworld.com/embassy/articles/scriptstyle.html>
>> :)
>>
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