17 Naming Conventions
See Tips and Conventions in GNU Emacs Lisp Reference
Manual, for a description of Emacs Lisp programming conventions.
These conventions help ensure that Emacs packages work nicely one
another, so an EIEIO-based program should follow them. Here are
some conventions that apply specifically to EIEIO-based programs:
- Come up with a package prefix that is relatively short. Prefix
all classes, and methods with your prefix. This is a standard
convention for functions and variables in Emacs.
- Do not prefix method names with the class name. All methods in
EIEIO are “virtual”, and are dynamically dispatched. Anyone can
override your methods at any time. Your methods should be prefixed
with your package name.
- Do not prefix slots in your class. The slots are always locally
scoped to your class, and need no prefixing.
- If your library inherits from other libraries of classes, you
must “require” that library with the