[lkml]   [2002]   [Sep]   [2]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [TRIVIAL PATCH] Remove list_t infection.
In message <1030945918.939.3143.camel@phantasy> you write:
> On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 01:23, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > This week, it spread to SCTP.
> >
> > "struct list_head" isn't a great name, but having two names for
> > everything is yet another bar to reading kernel source.
> I am all for your cleanup here, but two nits:
> Why not rename list_head while at it? I would vote for just "struct
> list" ... the name is long, and I like my lines to fit 80 columns.

Because renaming breaks things for no good reason. "list_head is
ugly" is insufficient cause: it doesn't cause bugs (cf. skb_realloc).

You want to clean up some ugliness? Find every
list_for_each/list_entry pair and substitute list_for_each_entry().

> Second, if we want to force people to change, we should remove "list_t"
> too to prevent new uses creeping in. Plus, like Linus says, it is often
> to break stuff and cleanup the mess...

I did: see the patch.

Really, I don't care whether it's "struct list_head" or "list_t", but
both is stupid. And since struct list_head is backwards compatible,
that's the winner here.

As someone who has been slowly feeding ISO-C declarated initializers
into 2.5, I am acutely aware of the cost of widespread change.

Hope that clarifies,
Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:28    [W:0.173 / U:0.948 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site