Forum OpenACS Development: Re: ad_parameter deprecated in favor of parameter::get?
In terms of readability, I would like to add another constituent we need to consider - the Sys Admin.
Some of my projects, and I know there are others too, are to build applications that will be administered and maintained by an IT department. These guys are certainly not programmers let alone OACS gurus.
As a result, IMHO balancing programmer coding efficiency with non-programming readability is very attractive for implementation scenarios such as this.
This is not an argument for conventions one way or the other, just another scenario to consider.