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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 <> 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 Pop <>
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