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Forgive my tangent, but do you have any idea why you like to write it as "CostCo"?

I notice it's a common practice on news.y to find (or invent) sub-words in names and capitalize them. Like I remember everyone writing "GroupOn" for the portmanteau of "group coupon"

It's puzzling to me and I want to understand where you're coming from!




I assume that's instinctive camelCase[1] and/or exposure to a very large number of software packages and startups that do go for the ransom note look in their branding.

1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_case


While I like the other responses better, at one time it was part of their branding. From a phonological standpoint, it was perhaps an effort to guide the pronunciation of the name as "Cost Cō". I tend to type it that way because I hear it that way.


It is a variable naming convention known as "CapWords" or "upper CamelCase". This is the recommended naming convention for Python class's

https://legacy.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#naming-conventi...


If the poster was a Haskeller, they would doubtless also have mentioned Co-CostCos.


My boss always writes MicroSoft. I think at one point the company did spell their name that way, so maybe he just got used to it from that time.




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