Re: The capacity method in StringBuffer
Wayne <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
If you intent to say that ?capacity? violates a naming
standard, could you give a reference to the naming standard
for Java that is violated by this?
The javabean (JavaBean?) standard of course.
This does not apply to Java, but only to Java Beans
While nearly all of Java adheres to this
standard there is the occasional oddball method name that
students must memorize as exceptions to the naming rules.
I am not aware that nearly all of Java adheres to the
Java Beans property naming convention.
It is natural to name a method that returns a value by that
value. For example, java.lang.Math.sin(double) returns a
?sine?, so it is named ?sin?, not ?getSine?. (OK, this is
not a property, but it returns a value.)
Not using ?get? also is more ?fluent? (natural-language like).
Recently, more people start to prefer fluent notations in
order to enhance readability.
if( buffer.size() > 0 ) ~ ?If the buffer size is greater the zero.?
if( buffer.getSize() > 0 ) ~ ?
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