I am extremely thankful to the UiPath expert who came up with the naming convention to add prefix
io for argument directions. That has saved me hours of debugging time, if not weeks.
On a related note, I have also had the misfortune of taking the convention for granted if I am not careful.
- An argument named
in_Argument1could have the direction
Outand one would have no clue why a value isn’t getting passed in correctly.
out_Argument5could be an
Intype and not return the expected value.
If we could somehow introduce a coloured Arguments pane, where each direction is highlighted with a different colour as an established standard, then it will be obvious and easy to distinguish.
This should reduce the rate of manual error (of mistakenly assigning the wrong direction despite using the right convention).