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    SubjectRe: [RFC, 2.6] a simple FIFO implementation
    On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 10:00:50AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:

    > Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net> wrote:
    > >
    > > Here is the updated patch.
    >
    > Looks good to me.
    >
    > You're using `head' as "the place from which `get' gets characters" and
    > you're using `tail' as "the place where `put' puts characters". So the
    > FIFO is, logically:
    >
    >
    > tail head
    > * -> ******************** -> *
    > put get
    >

    That was the intent, yes.

    > I've always done it the other way: you put stuff onto the head and take
    > stuff off the tail. Now I have a horid feeling that I've always been
    > arse-about. hrm.

    Maybe I should use 'start' and 'end' as indices after all, they
    are less subject to confusion.

    Stelian.
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    Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net>
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