method names nounVerb or verbNoun

Wanderer wanderer at dialup4less.com
Fri Feb 5 23:21:55 CET 2010


On Feb 5, 4:53 pm, Chris Rebert <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Wanderer <wande... at dialup4less.com> wrote:
> > 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
>
> > 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
>
> This isn't even really a method; you don't refer to "self" in the body
> at all. Why isn't it just a function?
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
> --http://blog.rebertia.com

Okay, I guess it should be a function called abbe() instead of a
method called AbbeGet(). That should solve the problem of trying to
remember whether I called it GetAbbe or AbbeGet.

Thanks



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