May 26, 2018

Convert Strings to English Program Identifiers

StringToIdentifierEN provides a utility method, “to_identifier” for converting an arbitrary string into a readable representation using the ASCII subset of \w for use as an identifier in a computer program. The intent is to make unique identifier names from which the content of the original string can be easily inferred by a human just by reading the identifier.

If you need the full set of \w including Unicode, see the subclass StringToIdentifierENUnicode.

Currently, this process is one way only, and will likely remain this way.

The default is to create camelCase identifiers, or you may pass in a separator char of your choice such as _.

Binary char groups will be separated by _ even in camelCase identifiers to make them easier to read, e.g. foo_2_0xFF_Bar.

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