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From "Krohn, Dave" <DKr...@eb.com>
Subject RE: Your commits to commons-configuration
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2003 18:16:53 GMT
Looking at the JDK itself:

URL
URLClassLoader
SQLException
UIDefaults

It seems that within the JDK Sun is pretty consistent with all caps for
acronyms.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Morgan Delagrange [mailto:mdelagra@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 12:13 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: Re: Your commits to commons-configuration
> 
> 
> 
> --- Kurt Schrader <kschrader@karmalab.org> wrote:
> > On 14 Jan 2003, Henning Schmiedehausen wrote:
> > 
> > > According to Sun naming rules (and Apache
> > convention), even acronyms are
> > > written in the "first letter caps" rule in method
> > and class names. So
> > > IMHO "XmlConfiguration" is better than
> > "XMLConfiguration".
> > >
> > > Same goes for "DOM4JConfiguration" vs.
> > "Dom4JConfiguration".
> > >
> > > I'd like to get these class names changed back.
> > 
> > The Sun naming rules don't say anything about
> > acronyms.
> 
> Actually they do talk about acroymns in class names,
> they just don't seem to pin down the capitalization:
>  
> http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/html/CodeConventions.doc8.html
> 
> > Effective Java (pg. 165) says:
> > 
> > There is little consensus as to whether acronyms
> > should be uppercase or
> > have only their first letter capitalized.
> > 
> > Either way should be ok.
> > 
> > -Kurt
> > 
> 
> I agree with Henning that the preponderance of Apache
> classes seem to use mixed case for acroymns.  Also,
> recent Java packages ("javax.servlet",
> "javax.servlet.jsp" e.g.) seem to use mixed case, but
> older packages (e.g. "java.net") do not.  I think
> precedent supports Henning.
> 
> - Morgan
> 
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