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For the code in question, a list entry _is_ a list is it not? By how big a
stretch of the
imagination is each entry a list in a different rotation?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Brown" <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
To: "William Lee Irwin III" <wli@holomorphy.com>
Cc: "Robert Love" <rml@tech9.net>; "Rusty Russell" <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>;
<torvalds@transmeta.com>; <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>; <akpm@zip.com.au>
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TRIVIAL PATCH] Remove list_t infection.


> On Sunday September 1, wli@holomorphy.com wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 01:51:54AM -0400, Robert Love wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Seconded. Throw the whole frog in the blender, please, not just
> > half.
>
> The struct in question is a handle on an element of a list, or the
> head of a list, but it is not a list itself. A list is a number of
> stuctures each of which contain (inherit from?) the particular
> structure. So calling it "struct list" would be wrong, because it
> isn't a list, only part of one.
>
> Maybe "struct list_element" or "struct list_entry" would be OK. But
> I'm happy with "struct list_head", because the thing is, at least
> sometimes, the head of a list.
>
> NeilBrown
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