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Re: canonical name ending "-p"

From: Perry Smith
Subject: Re: canonical name ending "-p"
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:18:18 -0500

On Mar 18, 2011, at 12:39 PM, ken wrote:

> Lots of things in elisp end in "-p"... is there some particular meaning
> in this?

I was told it means "predicate" long ago by the guy who introduced me to lisp 
and emacs.  In Ruby, they use a '?' so they have 'blank?' -- but '?' isn't a 
legal character in a symbol so they append "p" for predicate.

I'm curious if I have this right or not...


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