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Eye tracking study on CamelCase and under_score style

Title: Date: 2013-06-13 00:00 Tags:

A study by Bonita Sharif and Jonathan I. Maletic from Department of Computer Science Kent State University about how the eye response to camelCase and under_score indentifier, or might be function or variable naming style.

Visual effort is determined using six measures based on eye gaze data namely: fixation counts and durations. Although, no difference was found between identifier styles with respect to accuracy, results indicate a significant improvement in time and lower visual effort with the underscore style.

personally, i like underscore rather than camelCase, it’s more readable and concise, and easily to read between word.

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