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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Let's start for real ?
Date Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:29:25 GMT
On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Matthew Swift <> wrote:
> Hi Emmanuel
>> Also those names are not the final ones. The idea is to discuss about
>> the exact names we will use. For instance, DN is not necessarily the
>> most common form. Many APIs or implementations are using LdapDn or
>> LdapDN. Assuming that the Java naming convention requires that the first
>> letter only to be upcased, one can think that Dn or Rdn is a better name.
> I think that this convention applies to words in Java names, and not
> necessarily abbreviations such as DN. In fact a cursory look through the
> JDK6/J2EE6 APIs will reveal that there is definitely no convention! Take a
> look at javax.xml.* where they seem to mix XML/Xml and HTTP/Http and various
> other well known abbreviations with gay abandon :-)
> My personal preference and our convention here has been to use uppercase for
> abbreviations, but I don't feel so strongly to let such a detail get in the
> way of progress.
> I think that the most important things to focus on are to make the SDK easy
> to learn and easy to use and that means keeping it small, clean, and
> consistent.

Totally agree. As soon as we have a convenient naming that mostly fits
everyone (religoious war appart), let's move on.

I just have preferences, which may just be bad taste anyways...

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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