Prefixes are used in the API to denote specific semantic meaning of Vulkan names, or as a label to avoid name clashes, and are explained here:
All types, commands, enumerants and defines in this specification are prefixed with these two characters.
Denotes that a type is a function pointer, or that a variable is of a pointer type.
Variable is a pointer.
Commands that record commands in command buffers
These API commands do not result in immediate processing on the device. Instead, they record the requested action in a command buffer for execution when the command buffer is submitted to a queue.
Used to denote the
VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE*member of each structure in