On 12/8/05, Tim Hammerquist <penryu / saiyix.ath.cx> wrote:
>
> As Ezra stated elsewhere (and as frequently stated in the Perl
> community), it's much more difficult for non-native English
> speakers to read squishedCaps, and for that matter, it's not
> always terribly simple for native English speakers to do so.
>
> I can personally attest to this phenomenon, especially from
> reading Japanese.  After a semester of the language, and some
> additional self-study, I can now (usually) tell the difference
> between katakana, hiragana, and kanji in a sentence.  And since
> a common Japanese sentence won't contain any spaces at all, and
> the fact that many Japanese words contain both kanji and
> hiragana together, I gain more and more respect for any
> non-English speakers reading my code.

I didn't think about that.  I suppose Ruby's multi-lingual origins and
usage would rightly demand this sort of thing.


> Which is more pleasing is apparently a matter of personal
> preference.  Which we should *use* isn't necessarily such
> a selfish decision.
I'd have never considered an aesthetic judgement to be selfish, though
I suppose rendering my code unreadable by many over one could be ;-)

>
> Cheers,
> Tim Hammerquist
>
>