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Re: Proposal to change naming format to allow package-prefix/function-na

From: Elias Mårtenson
Subject: Re: Proposal to change naming format to allow package-prefix/function-name
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 16:12:23 +0300

On Mon, 30 Dec 2019, 20:05 Juanma Barranquero, <address@hidden> wrote:

I think this proposal is unlikely to gain traction. But if it were, in a Lisp context colon (:) would make more sense IMHO, as it is used in Common Lisp to separate the namespace ("package", in CL-speak) from the symbol name. That would make easier to adapt to CL-style namespaces, if they were implemented in Emacs some day (which I think won't ever happen, if previous discussions on the subject are to be believed).

I just want to voice my 100% agreement that the minus character should be changed. Its double use is, as mentioned in the original post, incredibly annoying to read. In my package, gnu-apl-mode, all symbols are prefixed with gbu-apl- and it's full of these issues. 

Whether the character is / or : or anything else, I could not care less. All I want is a symbol that isn't much used for anything else. 

The benefit of / is that a lot of third party packages already use it.

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