Ben Morrow <email@example.com> writes:
> Quoth Ivan Shmakov <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> >>>>> Ben Morrow <email@example.com> writes:
>> >>>>> Quoth Ivan Shmakov <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Unfortunately, even though I dislike mixed-case identifiers, I
>> have no good reason at hand to avoid it for my Perl code.
> I find them quote convenient for package names, even though I dislike
> them for function and variable names: they're different enough from the
> norm to stand out a bit. <shrug> Maybe I'm just used to it .
I'm usually opposed to camel case because I'm convinced that there's a
good reason that the writing style of the Romans,
was abandoned a long time ago. OTOH, the Perl convention is such that
camel case is supposed to be used for module names and sticking to an
existing convention in areas of minor relevance is better than
inventing a new one.
Random piece of information: Reportedly, the mixed-case convention was
originally invented to work around the fact that the keyboard used for
the Xerox Alto lacked an underscore key.