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Brandon Peebles

03/08/2024, 5:11 AM
what's the recommended naming convention for ops, graphs, and jobs? For example, I often have jobs that call just one op and there isn't much reason for changing the naming. Would having them be the same name cause issues?
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Scout

03/08/2024, 5:11 AM
The documentation does not explicitly provide a recommended naming convention for ops, graphs, and jobs. However, it is generally a good practice to use descriptive and unique names for each component to avoid confusion and maintain clarity in your codebase. While the documentation does not mention any issues with having the same name for a job and the single op it calls, it's important to consider the readability and maintainability of your code. If you have multiple jobs and ops with the same name, it could become confusing for other developers (or even for yourself at a later time) to understand the purpose and functionality of each component. In practice, you might want to add a prefix or suffix to the names to indicate their type (e.g.,
process_data_op
,
process_data_job
) or to reflect their role within the larger application. This can help differentiate between the components and make it clear what each one is responsible for. If you are using the same op in multiple jobs or graphs, you might encounter naming conflicts. The documentation mentions the
.alias
method as a way to give an op a more explicit name when reusing it, which can help avoid such conflicts and make the code clearer. Ultimately, the naming convention you choose should be consistent and should follow the best practices of your team or organization. It's also beneficial to document your naming conventions and ensure that all team members are aware of and adhere to them.
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