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Variable Names on the Stack

  • Use all lower case letters
  • Use '_' as the word separator.


  • With this approach the scope of the variable is clear in the code.
  • Now all variables look different and are identifiable in the code.

Example 2-6. Variable Names on the Stack Example

int NameOneTwo::handleError(int errorNumber)
    int             error = OsErr();
    Time            time_of_error;
    ErrorProcessor  error_processor;
    String          *p_tmpstring;