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We write "camel" in the picture, but it is a dromedary. And nope, "camel" does not mean also "dromedary". -- Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.105.207.25 (talk) 09:50, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merged with Camel case, retitled[edit]

This page should be merged with Camel case. --Zundark 11:38 Nov 26, 2002 (UTC)

Will do. I'm deleting the destination & moving this, as it has the most history. -- Tarquin -- Done. -- Tarquin 13:11 Nov 26, 2002 (UTC)

The old joke is....why isn't the word for palindrome a palindrome? Somehow that relates to my qustion: why isn't Camel case written in a Camel case style? Should it be written as CamelCase in this article?Kingturtle 01:45 Apr 17, 2003 (UTC)

Actually it IMHO very much should be written and titled "CamelCase", because that is also the common usage. Feel free to move/edit/fix redirects as appropriate. --Eloquence 04:27 May 5, 2003 (UTC)
Done. Kingturtle 04:39 May 5, 2003 (UTC)

French[edit]

Camel case also appears in French, in names like d'Albret. I think this is some kind of nobiliary particle, but is it worth including here because it has the apostrophe? RedPanda25 13:47, 16 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"d'Albret" is not camel case. It is a short form of "de Albret", a bit like our "you're". Camel case never separates words with apostrophes. --37.85.50.159 (talk) 11:35, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BiCapitalization[edit]

The Jargon File calls this "BiCapitalization", and refers to "InterCaps" as a synonym. Also related is the specialized form called studlycaps. 68.100.27.173 (talk) 21:27, 8 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lisp and Dashes[edit]

Regarding, "Some early programming languages, notably Lisp (1958) and COBOL (1959), addressed this problem by allowing a hyphen ("-") to be used between words of compound identifiers, as in "END-OF-FILE": Lisp because it worked well with prefix notation (a Lisp parser would not treat a hyphen in the middle of a symbol as a subtraction operator) ..." This is not the reason. In fact dashes are permitted at both the beginning and the end of lisp symbols without any confusion about minus signs. Yes, lisp uses minus for subtraction. The real distinction is that lisp is delimited by spaces and certain other reserved characters. Therefore

a-b

is a single symbol while

a - b

is 3 different symbols.Palehose5 (talk) 18:01, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]