Scripting style: Verbs in function names
monte at appisle.net
Thu Nov 3 23:16:10 CET 2016
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
put Something() into container
BTW I’m happy to change my ways I’m just curious what people think.
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