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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] New firewire stack
Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> Hi Erik,
>
>>>> can you please use drivers/firewire/ if you want to start clean or
>>>> aiming at replacing drivers/ieee1394/. Using "fw" as an abbreviation in
>>>> the directory path is not really helpful.
>>> Yes, that's probably a better idea. Do you see a problem with using fw_*
>>> as a prefix in the code though? I don't see anybody using that prefix, but
>>> Stefan pointed out to me that it's often used to abbreviate firmware too.
>> So what about fiwi_*? If that's too close to wifi_*, try frwr_.
>
> please don't. These kind of abbreviations make my brain tilt. For the
> directory name you basically should use the full name. In this case it
> will be drivers/ieee1394/ or drivers/firewire/. Nothing else is really
> acceptable and if you look at other subsystems, you will see that they
> always use the long name.
>
> For the exported public functions you might wanna use abbreviations, but
> in general I don't recommend it. And normally we only talk about a
> limited functions that are needed to be exposed via EXPORT_SYMBOL.

I think I'll stick with my fw_* prefix for now, it's nice and short and not
too cryptic. I'm only exporting a small set of functions anyway, and they're
all only used inside the firewire stack.

Kristian

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