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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat: I would prefer the 2nd option to avoid simple mistakes.[/QB]
I prefer the 1st, partly because I use an IDE with color highlights fields differently from local variables and warns me about the most common mistake (assigning the field to itself).
I agree with David, though: Most important is that you do it consistently (throughout the whole team, if you are not working alone).