[Etoys-notify] #8696 NORM 8.2.1: Translate argument types

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#8696: Translate argument types
   Reporter:  bert            |       Owner:  etoys        
       Type:  defect          |      Status:  new          
   Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  8.2.1        
  Component:  etoys-activity  |     Version:  not specified
 Resolution:                  |    Keywords:               
Next_action:  code            |    Verified:  0            
  Blockedby:                  |    Blocking:               

Comment(by ScottWallace):

 IMO "Getting rid of CamelCase" was done in too all-encompassing a fashion.
 For 'types', because the type name has always been used as the "variable
 name" for a method parameter of that type, it makes sense for the name
 used to be a valid identifier, so spaces are inappropriate, and
 additionally the gratuitous introduction of un-camel-casing to types
 resulted in the inconsistencies of capitalization between the various
 places one sees type-names, as was complained about in the original bug

 Similarly, another unfortunate concomitant of the over-aggressive un-
 camel-casing campaign is that user-defined instance-variables show up with
 un-camel-cased names in the Viewer -- but they appear in their original
 run-on, non-came-cased version  in Scriptors, and of course in the actual
 code when the actual code is viewed textually.

 So to my mind there are very good reasons for rejecting un-camel-casing in
 the cases of types and of user-defined variables.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8696#comment:4>
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