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Re: C-u prefix behavior of TAB broken

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: C-u prefix behavior of TAB broken
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 08:50:37 +0900

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>> Can you suggest another name that you think is better?
> What about `region-use-p'?  It starts with a prefix `region-' and its
> suffix `use-p' is more meaningful than `region-p' in `use-region-p'.

"use-p" doesn't make much sense...

There are multiple naming conventions used in Emacs:  some people like
to rigidly use a "package prefix" style -- e.g. TYPE-FUNNAME -- whereas
a more traditional lisp convention is to instead prefer following
English conventions, which often are of the form "ACTION-TYPE" (for
actions) or "TYPE-PROPERTY" (for queries).

For instance, "make-FOO" is a traditional lisp name, whereas people
coming from other communities often will use something like "FOO-create"
instead to maintain the rigid prefix convention.

Richard's name fits traditional lisp style well.


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Don't forget to question me."
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