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Re: scroll-down with pixel transition

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: scroll-down with pixel transition
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:40:29 -0400

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  > Furthermore, in my experience using the FOO instead of FOO-flag name
  > works just as well (`toto-use-zipa' is just as clear as
  > `toto-use-zipa-flag`, and reads even better in the code).

One purpose that '-flag' serves is to show that it's a variable
that enables or disables a feature.

  > As already explained, because such hungarian-style notation doesn't let
  > you change the variable's type without renaming it.

Perhaps we shouldn't do that.  That sort of thing was a good idea
back when it was important to economize on symbols.  Nowadays,
why not make a second variable to specify the further information?

Dr Richard Stallman
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