[wp-hackers] prefix vs postfix - pros and cons

Charles K. Clarkson cclarkson at htcomp.net
Wed Feb 22 21:52:19 UTC 2012

On 2/22/2012 12:55 PM, Haluk Karamete wrote:

 > when building a framework of library  functions, and you need to make
 > sure your function and variable/constant names will not get mixed up
 > by people's custom code, which way would you go? prefix your
 > functions?, or postfix them?

You could use a PHP class with your custom functions in it. Use the
class name ...

bp_Custom_Functions::debug( $args );

... or use "new":

$custom = new bp_Custom_Functions();

$custom->debug( $args );

class bp_Custom_Functions {

     function debug( $args ) {
         wp_die( '<pre>' . var_export( $args, true ) . '</pre>' );

     // ...


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