Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:17 UTC
Features, Office A few weeks ago, we talked about how the rise of computing, a field wherein English is the primary language, is affecting smaller languages, and more specifically, the Dutch language (because that's my native tongue). Of course, it's not just the smaller languages that are affected - English, too, experiences the pressure.
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Don't confuse camelCase and PascalCase
by SHatfield on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 01:16 UTC
SHatfield
Member since:
2006-12-23

"We have to talk about something called camel case. Camel case, as the name vaguely suggests, refers to the practice of using capital letters for elements in compound words or phrases - like iPod, PowerPoint, or WordPerfect. You also see a lot of camel case in names, such as MacGuyer or McDonald's."

I prefer to think of them this way:

iPod is camelCase.
WordPerfect is PascalCase.

Wikipedia says that with Camel Case the first letter can be lower or upper, but PascalCase is "always" with the first letter uppercased. I personally like to keep these separate and think of them as camelCase and PascalCase.

Edited 2009-12-03 01:20 UTC

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Actually, the accepted definition of CameCase encompasses both forms ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CamelCase

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