Automating the world one-liner at a time…
Kurt asked the question "why not Noun-Verb vs Verb-Noun" in his post: http://blogs.msdn.com/monad/archive/2006/02/16/533522.aspx#574708
There are lots of answers to this some better than others. Let me rattle off a couple of them:
Jeffrey P. SnoverMonad Architect
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PSMDTAG:FAQ: Why is it VERB-NOUN vs NOUN-VERB ?
Wrong wrong wrong - Verb-Noun is a great way *not* to get things done. The problem: you know you need to something with files. So you start by looking for "File" and then realize that - as M$ did with W32 API - Verb-Noun defeats your purpose.
I don't know how angry I got back in 1992 when I wanted to do GDI work and I had to wade through a mountain of "Get" calls because some bozo decided that Verb-Noun could be at all defended.
Noun-Verb is not programmer-centric, it's human-centric. It's the same concept as an index in any book. When I want to lookup functions on the registry I want to find all the registry functions grouped together and not spread out all over the place.