Namespaces, file names,...

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Sep 5 15:13:49 EDT 2014

On Sep 5, 2014, at 10:02 AM, Mike Alexander <mta at> wrote:

> On Sep 5, 2014, at 11:26 AM, Buddha Buck <blaisepascal at> wrote:
>> When every method name has to be Hungarian-notated to work with
>> pseudonamespaces, short namespace abbreviations make sense.
>> But with true namespaces, using directives, and namespace aliasing
>> available in C++, I see benefits in readability to use full length names
>> for namespaces (like GnuCash::Account instead of gncAccount or
>> Gnc::Account. There's less likelyhood of collision with, say, a library
>> written to support the General Nutrition Centers (GNC) chain of stores.
>> While I personally prefer snake_case to camelCase, I think that the
>> idiomatic C++ tends to use camelCase.
> I agree with both points.  I think the namespace name should be spelled out in full and camel case is more often used in C++.  I happen to prefer it, but perhaps that’s just because I’ve used it more.

Yes, using GnuCash is less ambiguous that Gnc. Sold. For the record I don’t care about snake vs. camel as long as we pick one.

John Ralls

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