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I am planning on changing my business name for the 6th time. In a project I did a while back, I used X as a separator and wrote code like this, someXstupidXvar, I'm really bad at naming things!

In my next project I will be heavily using the Lua C API. I like their naming conventions but I want my code to be easy to spot amongst theirs.

I figure that most non-trivial names have a commonly used part and one or more uncommon parts.

I was thinking of truncating the common part at 3 or 4 characters and capitalizing it, even if it did not sample the syllables of the full name. So STA instead of STK for stack or ARR instead of ARY for array. I was then thinking of separating with an underscore and then using lowercase and a non-abbreviated name(s) for the less common parts.

so here are some fictitious examples


Does this sound logical? Any pitfalls I am setting myself up for? Is this more of my naming insanity?

Thanks for reading-Patrick