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Re: canonical name ending "-p"

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: canonical name ending "-p"
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:52:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> It means predicate. Functions ending in -p return either t or nil, and
> variables ending in -p contain either t or nil.

Actually the use for variables is discouraged.  Among other things these
aren't "predicates" in the mathematical logic sense.

        Stefan "Who'd be happy to use ? instead, like in Scheme"

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