[sword-devel] Method Name Normalization

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 12:28:21 MST 2013

On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org>wrote:

> In anticipation of a new release, I have a large checkin I'm about to
> commit which will break everything for everyone compiling with -Werror.
> We've been normalizing method names toward a clean API interface at 2.0.
>  SWORD started 20+ years ago when there was not standard naming
> conventions.  In fact, originally we tried to keep variable names less than
> 8 characters, as, at the time, some compilers stopped disambiguating after
> this.  Besides these, there are a number of conventions we used back then
> for which standards have now become the norm: camelCase conventions,
> standard set/getProperty naming, and the like.  We've been slowly moving
> toward these changes and have been deprecating old names for a few years
> now.  What I'm about to introduces standard names for all methods within
> the SWKey and SWModule classes and deprecates the non standard names.
> A few not obvious changes:
> Headings() has been renamed to setIntros(bool) and bool isIntros()
> Headings() -- used to turn on chapter, book, testament, and module
> introductions, has frequently been a point of confusion with the global
> option "Headings" -- used to turn on and off section headings in the text.
>  This new property name will hopefully remove that confusion.
> Error() has become popError(), as the functionality has always been to
> return and clear any error code for the object.
> The bindings are probably in a state of disarray now.  I've updated the
> omniorb bindings.  I'd appreciated any help with other stuff.

SWIG bindings now up-to-date.

Bindings users, please holler if I removed things overzealously.


> I hope this doesn't cause too much of a headache for everyone.  I hope
> these naming standards raise coherence to the look of our API for newcomers.
> Hope you are all at the start of a blessed new year,
> Troy
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