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Issue: PATHNAME-WILD (Version 1)
- To: Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM
- Subject: Issue: PATHNAME-WILD (Version 1)
- From: Kent M Pitman <KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Date: Thu, 8 Sep 88 14:41 EDT
- Cc: CL-Cleanup@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- In-reply-to: <19880908021721.6.MOON@EUPHRATES.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Supersedes: <880908144035.1.KMP@GRYPHON.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 88 22:17 EDT
From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
I am in favor of PATHNAME-WILD:NEW-FUNCTION with one change.
The function name should be PATHNAME-WILD-P rather than WILD-PATHNAME-P;
I think that's more consistent with the rest of Common Lisp.
I chose modifier-noun-P because of INPUT-STREAM-P, OUTPUT-STREAM-P,
ADJUSTABLE-ARRAY-P, BOTH-CASE-P, LOWER-CASE-P, UPPER-CASE-P,
ALPHA-CHAR-P, DIGIT-CHAR-P, GRAPHIC-CHAR-P, STANDARD-CHAR-P and
Only ARRAY-IN-BOUNDS-P appears not to fit into this pattern, and
arguably because the embedded modifier is a prepositional phrase
and not a simple adjective.
I'm ignoring COMPILED-FUNCTION-P, RANDOM-STATE-P, HASH-TABLE-P,
SIMPLE-VECTOR-P, BIT-VECTOR-P, SIMPLE-BIT-VECTOR-P, SIMPLE-STRING-P,
and STRING-CHAR-P even though they would support my case because
they are really more a hyphenated-type with "-P" appended than
something with three morphemes.
Am I missing something or doesn't this making a compelling case
that WILD-PATHNAME-P is a better name?