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Re: mh-e 6.2 imminent

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: mh-e 6.2 imminent
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 01:35:40 -0400

    I've never heard of this `convention,' and indeed, it sounds kind of
    dumb -- a `-flag' suffix doesn't really add any useful information
    (if you know the _meaning_ of a variable, then you already know whether
    it's boolean or not, and if you don't know the meaning, well, then it
    hardly helps you to know that it's boolean!).

The idea of this convention is to make it easier to figure out the
precise meaning of the variable from its name.  It would be a useful
convention if it were followed more consistently.

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