[swift-evolution] Analysis of case conventions for initialisms

Tyler Fleming Cloutier cloutiertyler at aol.com
Sun Feb 14 14:29:00 CST 2016

> On Feb 14, 2016, at 8:33 AM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> on Sat Feb 13 2016, Tyler Fleming Cloutier <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> I don’t care what the heck it is as long as someone tells me whether
>> to use userID or userId. I’ve spent too many hours obsessing over this
>> and I still keep going back and forth. What is ID anyway? It seems
>> like it’s both an initialism and an acronym.
>> I think I lean towards #2 for a simple reason: the rules are the same
>> for initialisms, acronyms, abbreviations, words, or what have you. I
>> just want whatever guidelines are going to allow me to pick a casing
>> and move on with my life as soon as possible. The guideline with the
>> fewest rules is going to be the best at that.
> FYI,
> http://news.gmane.org/find-root.php?message_id=m2twld4iax.fsf%40eno.apple.com <http://news.gmane.org/find-root.php?message_id=m2twld4iax.fsf@eno.apple.com>

Ah, thanks! 

So that would be userID then, since ID is pronounced “eye-dee”, right? If it were pronounced “id” it would be userId, correct? I’m going to be so excited to put this one to bed.


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