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RE: [PATCH] timer-list -> list-timers?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [PATCH] timer-list -> list-timers?
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:49:06 -0700 (PDT)

> LI> I guess I was just adhering to the `<package>-function' naming
> LI> convention.  I'm all for renaming it to `list-timers'.
> That kind of bugs me about `M-x list-packages' etc. (there's a whole
> bunch of them, like `list-holidays' and so on). Is there any rule about
> when to make an exception to the `<package>-function' naming convention?
> If not, should there be one?

It is a bad idea, in general, to use "list" as a verb in function
etc. names in Emacs Lisp.  Typically, a verb such as "show" or
"display" does the job, with little or no ambiguity.

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