"Jim Freeze" <jim / freeze.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:20040220134523.GA5668 / freeze.org...
> I have a question about how ruby-like is it to capitalize
> instance variables. Often I think of the first character
> of an instance variable to be the first character following
> the '@' sign.
>
> So, with this thinking, I am NOT inclined to use @Foo,
> because I tend to think of it as a member form
> of Foo, which is a constant. So, although @Foo is perfectly
> legal, I don't see it used much.
>
> Is there a good reason that I should avoid using capitalized
> instance variable names?

Isn't adherence to an informal convention reason enough?  If it's so
seldom used (though legal) it might surprise people who haven't seen it
before and may make code harder to read.

Just my 0.02 EUR...

    robert