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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] splice support
    Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
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    > 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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