Re: [PATCH] 2.5.21 - list.h cleanup

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 09:18:36 EST

On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, Rusty Russell wrote:

> > But i think it would be useful to introduce some sort of '_t convention',
> > where _t always means a complex (or potentially complex - opaque) type. It
> > makes code so much more compact and readable, and it does not hide
> > anything - _t *always* means a complex type in the way i use it.
> OTOH, I've thought of adding a kerrno_t which is an int, and only useful
> for documentation purposes (meaning: I return 0 or -errno). This
> conflicts with your _t definition 8(

well, good rules have exceptions, and kerrno_t is not purely equivalent to
int, it's rather a restricted range of integers. This makes it more
eligible for the _t usage than counter_t for example.


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