Use standarized naming conventions for your personal projects

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Last Updated: 2022-12-01

I've been programming for about a decade, and in that time I've accumulated lots of titbits of code sprinkled throughout my computer.

One day I wanted to revisit a project I remembered as being pun_trainer. I run locate pun_trainer and get no results. Eventually I find it and see it was named pun-trainer. The lesson, then, is that I should have adopted an underscore vs. hyphen convention for personal projects.

I'm going with hyphens for CLIs and project folder names from now on.