strictly speaking standards, do classes get capitalized

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    strictly speaking standards, do classes get capitalized

    Hi, im starting my first project which may eventually become open source, so i want to get the conventions right. Do the names of classes get capitalized.

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    Yes, that is what most people do, but I don't think it's defined in the standard. It's usually a good idea to follow the conventions though, as it makes your code more readable to others.

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    depends what style you're writing with. It can go either way.

    but usually all caps are used for defines, so they sometimes aren't used for classes.

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    thank you

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    Here's my own standard (and the company I used to work for):

    • Class names begin with a capital letter and the first letter of each word is capitalized. Eg. class AntiSpamScanner
    • Public member functions follow the same rules as classes. Eg. ScanFile()
    • Private (or protected) member functions begin with a small letter. Eg. scanFile()
    • Member variables begin with 'm_' and then each word begins with a capital. Eg. std::string m_RemoteFile;
    • Macros are ALL capitals. Eg. #define SQUARE_NUMBER( num ) (num)*(num)
    • Variables begin with a small letter. Eg. std::string fileExtension;

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