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Re: Preventing Bash Variable Confusion


From: konsolebox
Subject: Re: Preventing Bash Variable Confusion
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:19:01 +0800

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 2:40 PM Roger <address@hidden> wrote:
> 1) Using an underslash on all capitol variable names just looks ugly in my
> opinion.

If you mean adding an underscore prefix I agree.

> 2) Prefixing variable names with the name of the script (or other lengthy
> prefix) requires more characters I could be using for describing my variable 
> or
> function.  (If I were writing unreadable code, I probably would not mind.)

Really just useful if you're writing in multiple scripts.

> I've decided to comply with Google's Style guidelines, even though they do not
> pay me a paycheck, but they do give me lots of free stuff.  Shrugs, besides,
> the more my Bash scripting looks like C, the easier it is to read.
>
> The can push me away from defining my variables in all capitol letters.  They
> can even push me to code in C and Assembly, but just don't push me to script 
> in
> Python.

They still allow you to define constants in all-caps.  The impact it
makes is not so different with defining globals as such.  Try Ruby.

-- 
konsolebox



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