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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] CODING_STYLE: discourage use of underscores where alternatives exist

Hi Jan,

On 07/06/2018 14:56, Jan Beulich wrote:
Underscores commonly require two keypresses while hyphen / dash requires
just one, and the visual separation effect of both is basically the same.

I don't buy this argument. A good programmer is lazy by definition but not that much. C does not allow identifiers with hyphen, so you end up to use underscore most of time as you don't often create new filename and most of the editors have filename auto-completion.

To be honest, my mind has also been trained to recognize easily the underscore version and I feel the hyphen more difficult to parse.


Julien Grall

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