Names should be long and descriptive. How Long?
TL;DR: Names should be long enough. No longer.
- Use names related to the MAPPER
We used very short names during the 50s and 60s due to space and time constraints.
This is no longer the case in modern languages.
Sometimes we get too excited.
Naming is an art and we should be cautious with it.
PlanetarySystem.PlanetarySystemCentralStarCatalogEntry // Redundant
Our linters can warn us with too long names.
There are no hard rules on name length.
Many people tend to look at programming styles and languages like religions: if you belong to one, you cannot belong to others. But this analogy is another fallacy.
This article is part of the CodeSmell Series.