Sunday, November 18, 2012

CamelCase for the German language!

German has two nice properties: The first being that they write all the nouns with first letter capitalized. The second ist the posibility to form complex nouns by simply putting them together. The "protected nature area" is then "das Naturschutzgebiet". The latter is really nice to use when speaking, but pain in the ass when you are supposed to read a whole-line long word.

Why not get inspired from the programming languages and use the CamelCase for these compound words? :) "Das NaturSchutzGebiet".

Hm... When I see it written I have to admit the Esperanto way with dashes looks nicer "Das Natur-schutz-gebiet."

Ok, enough procrastination, back to my vocab...

1 comment:

  1. Nah, the kebab case follows the ugly and intimidating UNIX convention. Plus, it's not as compact since the dashes replace spaces. I much prefer the "Camel" case which used to be called Pascal case because it's often used in Pascal.