"Tim Hunter" <Tim.Hunter / sas.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 00:56:00 +0900, Jim Freeze <jim / freeze.org> wrote:
> >For me, but I don't think that will fly for everyone else
> >in the company. I was looking for a more concrete reason.
>
> How about because using lowercase for instance variable names is a
> Ruby idiom?
>
> Here's a quote from _The Practice of Programming_ by Brian Kernighan
> and Rob Pike: "Like natural languages, programming languages have
> idioms, conventional ways that experienced programmers write common
> pieces of code. A central part of learning any language is developing
> a familiarity with its idioms."
>
> K. and P. go on to explain that _not_ respecting a language's idioms
> makes programs harder to understand and masks bugs. Therefore we
> should adopt recognized conventions instead of making up new ones.

That was exactly what I tried to say.  Thanks!

    robert