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Re: library/package filename prefixes

From: Yuan Fu
Subject: Re: library/package filename prefixes
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 14:35:53 -0400

> On May 1, 2020, at 5:07 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> FWIW -
> I think the "Emacs Lisp Coding Conventions" node
> of the Elisp manual should be amended to say that
> a library/package prefix should be at least 2
> chars followed by a hyphen (`-').  And even add
> that 3 or more is preferable.

I agree

> https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Coding-Conventions.html
> (Should we also say that the first char should
> not be a hyphen, or that not all prefix chars
> should be hyphens, or ...?)
> I think it's misguided, short-sighted, and even
> perhaps a bit self-centered for people to have
> named libraries `-.el', `s.el', etc. and used
> function and variable names with prefix `-',
> `s-', etc.

That might be too strong, but indeed that lacks some consideration.


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