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Re: library/package filename prefixes

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: library/package filename prefixes
Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 23:39:32 -0400

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  > 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.  Indeed, why not make 3 the minimum for users?
Are there any libraries in Emacs or GNU ELPA
which currently use a 2-letter prefix?

We could ask people to use at least 4 letters for prefixes invented
after today.

We could make special exceptions on rare occasions.

  > "Too clever by half" is an expression that comes
  > to mind.  Cute, but not great for playing in the
  > communal sandbox.

Well put!

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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