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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] timer-list -> list-timers?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:43:49 +0300

> From: address@hidden (Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo)
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:29:55 -0400
> >>  I agree. These functions that don't follow the package naming 
> >> convention are always hard to find. 
> > 
> > Doesn't "M-x apropos" help?
> Sure. But many times one does not know exactly what to look 
> for.

'apropos' displays a one-line summary which should help you in this

> For example if I am getting familiar with a package I might 
> want to see the name of all functions or variables in that 
> package.

list-timers is in its own package.

> For that I can use describe-function or describe-variable with
> <package>-TAB. Therefore, having at least aliases, as Tom suggested,
> would be useful.

Once again, you should use apropos instead.

> So, I also have the same question as Ted: when is there a good 
> reason to not follow the `<package>-' naming convention?

AFAIU, the list-FOO case is one of them.

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