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    SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] [1/9] Core module symbol namespaces code and intro.
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    On Monday 26 November 2007 07:27:03 Roland Dreier wrote:
    > > This patch allows to export symbols only for specific modules by
    > > introducing symbol name spaces. A module name space has a white
    > > list of modules that are allowed to import symbols for it; all others
    > > can't use the symbols.
    > >
    > > It adds two new macros:
    > >
    > > MODULE_NAMESPACE_ALLOW(namespace, module);
    >
    > I definitely like the idea of organizing exported symbols into
    > namespaces. However, I feel like it would make more sense to have
    > something like
    >
    > MODULE_NAMESPACE_IMPORT(namespace);

    Except C doesn't have namespaces and this mechanism doesn't create them. So
    this is just complete and utter makework; as I said before, noone's going to
    confuse all those udp_* functions if they're not in the udp namespace.

    For better or worse, this is not C++.

    Rusty.
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