Yet Another Case Question

phil hunt philh at
Tue Feb 25 18:49:13 CET 2003

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 09:32:09 -0500, Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:
>I have no opinion on either of the above, but I just want to note that
>there was a time when the OS/2 APIs were somewhat inconsistent and IBM
>at one point revised all of them to be *strictly* CamelCase, ensuring
>that even something like HTTPSocketServer would be written, without the
>need for thought, as HttpSocketServer.  (That is, *never* keep acronyms
>as ALLCAPS in mixedCase; I heartily approve.)

Me too.

BTW why is it called CamelCase? Something to do with Perl?

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