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Re: library/package filename prefixes

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: library/package filename prefixes
Date: Mon, 04 May 2020 17:30:44 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 03 May 2020 23:08:47 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> In your list, some of the files do use a two-letter name prefix,
> but others do not.
> lisp/cedet/srecode/el.el does not.  Neither does
> lisp/cedet/semantic/sb.el.
> lisp/emacs-lisp/pp.el does use a two-letter prefix.
> Perhaps we should change it.
> lisp/emacs-lisp/gv.el uses a two-letter prefix.
> I expect that the functions named starting 'gv-' are not used from a lot
> of user code, so it should not be hard to rename them.
> Does anyone oppose renaming them?
> lisp/bs.el does use 'bs-' as a nane prefix.
> I have a hunch the entry points are not called very often.
> Should we rename that?
> It would be easy to rename po.el and its one entry point,
> which is called in just one place.
> Eli, what do you think about renaming these files
> if doing so is painless?

I see no reason to rename the prefixes of pp, gv, and po.  They are
all accepted acronyms.  Also, the consensus seems to be that re- is a
good prefix, so why not those?

If we don't rename the prefixes, there's no need to rename the files.

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