In a question on SO I ran into a question about the meaning of word "closeable".
As far as I know (and my teachers taught me so) it has two meanings:
- possible to close
- should be closed
The discussion was about whether "closeable" should be used for the resources that can be closed, or for those that should be closed.
I also searched for imperative forms of "-able", and found some examples, although they're really not so common:
- applicable rules (rules that must be applied)
- marriageable woman (the woman to be married)
- considerable opinion (the opinion everyone should consider)
My questions are:
Generally, is the imperative usage of "-able" proper?
What does "closeable" mean for a native speaker?
The referenced question on SO: Java naming convention: isCloseResources() vs doCloseResources?
(Bear with me, I'm not a native speaker. Thanks!)