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Re: mh-e 6.2 imminent

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: mh-e 6.2 imminent
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 16:15:07 -0400

    One theory I have is that boolean variables are usually named as if
    they were verbs, e.g. `do-something', which implicitly tags them as
    being boolean (and which is why `-flag' seems redundant).

This is an interesting line of thought.  It could be that the suffix
-flag is useful for some kinds of names and not for others, depending
on this grammatical criterion.

For instance, consider `file-precious-flag': there, `-flag' seems
to be useful, but `file-precious' does not have a verb.
Perhaps that is why `-flag' is useful there.

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