[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0023 API Design Guidelines

Charles Kissinger crk at akkyra.com
Mon Jan 25 00:15:43 CST 2016

> On Jan 24, 2016, at 3:13 PM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> on Sun Jan 24 2016, Charles Kissinger <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

>> The leading-caps-for-acronyms style might not be particularly
>> popular. The most prominent use I’m aware of is in the .NET
>> frameworks.
> Peeple, please.  Not to pick nits, but these are *initialisms*, not
> *acronyms*
> (http://www.dailywritingtips.com/initialisms-and-acronyms/). The
> difference matters, because there's a very good argument for using
> different conventions for the two, i.e. Nasa and Radar (acronyms) read
> fine while Html and Fbi and Cia (initialisms) ... don’t.

Just to clarify then, the .NET frameworks use leading caps for both acronyms and initialisms.

I take solace in the fact that I’m not utterly alone in thinking that style is more readable.


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