I am a Java developer who is starting to pick up more and more C++/C (yes I know they're different, bear with me). One thing that struck me as odd was the different naming conventions used by these languages. In Java, is is very common to see something like this:
int someVariable = someFunction(someParameterToPass);
However, in C++/C, it would look a bit different:
int some_variable = some_function(some_parameter_to_pass);
The reason I ask is because I (alone, no team) have just started a large project using C++, and right now am using Java naming conventions in my code (it's what I'm used to). But then I add in some external libraries to my code and it mixes the naming conventions together. I understand the code easily, and use the differences to tell my code apart from library code.
Should I switch my naming convention for the sake of readability to others (while the LOC is relatively low), or stick with what I'm doing now (since I am the only developer)?
Note - my code has been peer reviewed, however, the reviewers mainly focused on the function of the code. They didn't mention mixed conventions, and I did not specifically ask them about this. They also didn't have experience with switching naming conventions.
int someVariable = someFunction(someParameterToPass);All my code looks like that. I don't think that it is style in naming conventions that is going to trip you up.