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On 28 March 2011 15:16, 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 ?

Since I often mix C and Lua in my projects I follow the underscore
convention to keep it uniform. The fact that lua is as neutral to this
as possible gives you the freedom to match it to what you're embedding
it in.