# GP prefix

# make a list of prefix use for functions

- nf -> number field
- bnf/rnf
- is -> boolean functions
- zn -> Z/nZ
- ff -> finite fields
- qf -> quadratic forms
- mat -> matrices
- ell -> elliptic curves
- dir -> dirichlet series
- ms -> modular symbols
- pol -> polynomials
- ser -> series
- int -> integration
- sum -> sums
- vec -> operations on vectors

# what is a good prefix ?

- meaningful
- short
- discriminant (should not prefix any existing function)
- 3-4 letters seems appropriate for most packages

# suggest appropriate prefix for new families

- nca -> non commutativ algebras / aal -> associative algebras [ ? ]
- lfun -> lfunctions [ ? ]