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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-04 17:32:34

on Fri Jul 04 2008, Beman Dawes <> wrote:

> Are there any arguments other than personal preference for filename()
> vs file_name()? I was trying some code and kept writing
> filename(). Google code search turns up 5,980,00 hits for "filename"
> versus 550,000 for "file_name". So I think "filename" would win unless
> someone comes up with an argument otherwise. That should make you
> (Dave) happy as you've always spelled it "filename" in these
> discussions.
> I guess one argument is that "root_name" then looks inconsistent. I'm
> not worried about that enough to do anything about it

Yeah, but filename is a word, whereas rootname is not :-)


Dave Abrahams
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