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Re: naming convention for faces?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: naming convention for faces?
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 14:47:32 +0200 (IST)

On Sun, 22 Oct 2000, Miles Bader wrote:

> The names of some emacs faces include the suffix `-face', and some don't
> (notably, the basic faces).  [and isearch uses two faces, one with and
> the other without!]
> While it seems slightly redundant to have such a suffix

I don't think it's redundant: it's useful for searching with `apropos',
and, in general, tells volumes about the variable's purpose.

> is there are convention (if there is, it's obviously not being
> followed very well) for face names?

I vote for changing the names to have the "-face" suffix (after v21.1).  
If we do that, we probably need to keep the old names as aliases, at 
least for some time.

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