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There's not native Lua style.  Probably the best idea is to match the
API since people are generally familiar with it.  For example, with
OpenGL bindings, I prefer CamelCase to match the OpenGL style.


On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Gaspard Bucher <> wrote:
> Hi list !
> For a long time, I have been able to stick with the conventions inherited
> from ruby: PascalCase for classes, under_score for all the rest.
> Now that I am working with Qt, I have a problem: all Qt methods are camel
> case. After some time, my Lua code starts to look really weird:
> instance:setHue(def.hue or 0.2)
> instance:set_inlets(def.inlets)
> setHue is a method used in a QWidget, set_inlets is used in a sub-class from
> QWidget.
> At this point, I have 3 options:
> 1. rename Qt methods to use under_score (I subclass and rewrite methods
> anyway).
> 2. use camel case in the context of Qt and Qt sub-classes (but this means we
> will see setInlet for NodeView and set_inlet for Node which could be
> confusing).
> 3. use camel case everywhere (more work but doable on the long run).
> What is your advice ? Is there any "native" style for Lua ?
> Gaspard