Continuing in the series of discussing topics from the Framework Design Guidelines…
Expert from 3.1.1 Capitalization Rules for Identifiers
There are two appropriate ways to
capitalize identifiers, depending on the use of the identifier:
The PascalCasing convention, used for all identifiers except parameter
names, capitalizes the first character of each word (including acronyms
over two letters in length) as in the following examples:
BRAD ABRAMS In the initial design of the Framework we had hundreds
of hours of debate about naming style. To facilitate these debates we
coined a number of terms. With Anders Hejlsberg, the original designer of
Turbo Pascal, and a key member of the design team, it is no wonder that we
chose the term PascalCasing for the casing style popularized by the Pascal
programming language. We were somewhat cute in using the term camel-
Casing for the casing style that looks something like the hump on a camel.
We used the term SCREAMING_CAPS to indicate an all-uppercase style.
Luckily this style (and name) did not survive in the final guideline.
OK – tell me the truth… who misses SCREAMING_CAPS in public APIs?