method names nounVerb or verbNoun

Wanderer wanderer at dialup4less.com
Fri Feb 5 22:49:33 CET 2010


On Feb 5, 3:26 pm, Chris Rebert <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Wanderer <wande... at dialup4less.com> wrote:
> > Which is the more accepted way to compose method names nounVerb or
> > verbNoun?
>
> > For example voltageGet or getVoltage? getVoltage sounds more normal,
> > but voltageGet is more like voltage.Get. I seem to mix them and I
> > should probably pick one way and stick with it.
>
> Use properties[1] and just call it `voltage`. Python is not Java [2];
> explicit getters/setters are unpythonic.
>
> [1]http://docs.python.org/library/functions.html#property
> [2]http://dirtsimple.org/2004/12/python-is-not-java.html
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
> --http://blog.rebertia.com

Maybe I'm not using Get right either. I'm wrapping functions.

    def AbbeGet(self, Lens):
        """
        Get the Abbe Number V for the material
        where
        V = (Nd - 1)/(Nf - Nc)
        where the Index of Refractions are
        Nd at the Fraunhofer D line 0.5892um
        Nf at the Fraunhofer F line 0.4861um
        Nc at the Fraunhofer C line 0.6563um
        """

        Nd = Lens.Mat.NtGet(0.5892)
        Nf = Lens.Mat.NtGet(0.4861)
        Nc = Lens.Mat.NtGet(0.6563)

        if (Nf - Nc) != 0:
            V = (Nd - 1)/(Nf - Nc)
        else:
            V = 1e6

        return V

    # end AbbeGet



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