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Ten Commandments For Naming Your Code

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/23

Be clear, be consistent, don’t be clever, and follow these rules for naming your code.

[WayBack] Ten Commandments For Naming Your Code investigates these:

  1. Thou shalt be specific.
  2. Thou shalt not use unnecessary words.
  3. Thou shalt not use abbreviations.
  4. Thou shalt use the code’s primary human language.
  5. Thou shalt not make up words.
  6. Thou shalt not include type.
  7. Thou shalt only use non-obvious words if the meaning is obvious.
  8. Thou shalt prefer active voice.
  9. Thou shalt use consistent syntax.
  10. Thou shalt break these rules if necessary.

–jeroen

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