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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] splice support
Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
>
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > The "destination first" convention is insane. It only makes sense for
> > assignments, and these aren't assignments.
>
> I agree.
>
> But alas, sendfile(2) is defined as destination first:
>
> > ssize_t sendfile(int out_fd, int in_fd, off_t *offset, size_t count)
>
> which begs the question, do we want to be different from sendfile(2),
> and confuse a segment of the programmer populace? :)
>

strcpy, memcpy...

Obviously copy(from, to) is the sane way to do things, but yeah, I _think_
a C programmer would expect copy(to, from).

I don't think it matters much at all, really. If they get it backwards
they'll notice pretty quickly ;)
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