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I'm working on a rails app, and in rails queue is a reserved word. I need to make a Queue model for my app, and I'm stuck because I don't know what else to call it.

Has anyone else run into this before, and if so what did you call your Queue that can't be called a Queue?

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....QueueModel? –  Yannis Rizos Nov 6 '12 at 19:36
    
In situations like this, a misspelling is accepted as a reasonable practice: the default JVM implementation uses Klass as the C++ class name for a Java class. –  K.Steff Nov 6 '12 at 21:40
    
^ This I like, because I will be able to remember it. I'm going to go with Kueue, lol. –  Andrew Nov 6 '12 at 22:22
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If this is not a priority queue*, you can call it FIFO, for the abbreviated name of the strategy used by the data structure.


* If it is a priority queue, calling it priorityQueue would be a good choice, and it wouldn't conflict with the reserved word

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Good call, I was thinking QueueList or something else ridiculous, fifo makes far more sense. –  Jimmy Hoffa Nov 6 '12 at 19:44
    
Pipe, although Queue and FIFO is more commonly used, I think. –  Andy Nov 6 '12 at 22:02
    
I think the idea in the comments (of intentionally misspelling) will be easier for me to remember in the specific context I'm working in, but this is a really good suggestion. Thank you! –  Andrew Nov 6 '12 at 22:23
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Or add the type of things you plan on storing in it: taskQueue, messageQueue.

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