[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0023 API Design Guidelines
david at alkaline-solutions.com
Sat Jan 23 17:25:00 CST 2016
API guidelines should probably be consistent about enum cases and static let properties
I’ve been naming my 'static let’s in UpperCamelCase to match the convention of enums, because I often use them the same way in code. But standard types do differently, e.g.
var initialPoint:CGPoint = .zero
> On Jan 23, 2016, at 11:11 AM, Joe Groff via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Jan 23, 2016, at 2:12 AM, Marc Knaup via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>> What is the rationale behind naming enumeration cases in upper camel case?
>> Follow case conventions: names of types, protocols and enum cases areUpperCamelCase. Everything else islowerCamelCase.
>> let a = NSComparisonResult.OrderedSame // refers to a value, but is upper-case
>> let b = NSDate.distantFuture // refers to a property/value, but is lower-case
>> everything related to types (type names, protocol names, generic type parameter names) should be upper camel case
>> everything else (function names, property names, variable names, etc.) should be lower camel case
>> This is already the current and the proposed recommendation with enumeration cases being the only exception.
>> Enumeration cases are not types.
> I agree. It would make enum cases feel more consistent with the rest of the language to make them lowerCamelCase.
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