on 11/24/03 9:46 AM, Alastair Houghton at email@hidden wrote:
> You should take a look at Apple's naming guidelines, here:
> If you look closely, you'll find that they say that instance variables
> should *not* have '_' on the beginning because that notation is
> reserved for use by Apple.
I don't understand why Apple recommends this. I find this naming convention
very convenient for accessor and mutator methods. Unlike with method names,
the compiler will warn you if you've overridden a variable with the same
name, so I don't see much harm in using underscores to prefix instance
P.S. On the same page, Apple also recommends developers to "Explicitly
declare instance variables either @private or @protected." Do people really
follow that guideline? Most of the code I've read doesn't have access
specifiers for instance variables.
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