Scripting style: Verbs in function names

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Thu Nov 3 23:16:10 CET 2016


Hi LiveCoders

In a PR I have open Peter has asked me to `Please name this function with a verb` and I recognised that in LiveCode this is something I don’t do out of habit while in other languages it is. Why? Because in the context the a function is used there is already a verb in the statement in our language. I definitely think verbs should be used for custom handler names though. It seems to me that if my gut feeling and what I’ve been practicing for a long time is seen as general best practice for the community then it should be documented.

I notice that there’s a mix of noun and verb engine functions.

What do people think:

put GetSomething() into container

or 

put Something() into container

BTW I’m happy to change my ways I’m just curious what people think.

Cheers

Monte


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