# method names nounVerb or verbNoun

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at start.no
Fri Feb 5 22:53:16 CET 2010

```* Wanderer:
> 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

Consider this piece of code:

x = 2*sin( angle )

versus this:

x = 2*get_sin( angle )

or this:

x = 2*sin_get( angle )

Cheers & hth.,

- Alf

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