[Phpmyadmin-devel] Naming convention standard for methods

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Sat May 12 16:34:31 CEST 2012

Le 2012-05-12 08:28, Chanaka Dharmarathna a écrit :
> On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
>> Le 2012-05-12 00:51, Chanaka Dharmarathna a écrit :
>>> Hi All,
>>> While I'm refactoring some files relating to display query results
>>> (currently display_tbl.lib.php, common.lib.php), I can method names are
>>> used regardless of the inside functionality.
>>> Ex :- "PMA_displayHtmlRadio" in common.lib.php method return a string of
>>> HTML content.
>> It does not return anything.
>>> But the name tells the function displays HTML itself.
>> This is exactly what this function is doing.
> Hi Marc,
> It was a mistake by me. Due to I have push some of modifications to my
> repository, I thought they were returning string.
> However still there are some functions need to modify. ( PMA_buttonOrImage
> should be PMA_displayButtonOrImage as you pointed)
> But what I actually need to suggest is, instead of render them inside
> functions, render them in files like sql.php
> Above function can be PMA_getButtonOrImage and if it need to render
> somewhere we can just do "echo PMA_getButtonOrImage"
> So that function only contains some logics (manipulations, calculations
> etc) and it gives a separate layer for PMA.

I agree that these functions should only return a string.

> I did some modifications in my repository [0].
> I'm stuck with these things, because when I merge PMA to my repository,
> there were lots of conflicts in files.
> Please guide me to do the right thing.
> [0] :
> https://github.com/Chanaka/phpmyadmin/commit/bf15800089d11e83dc7998e5064dafcf2280c118
> Regards !

Marc Delisle

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