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Re: Yet another newbie

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-08-09 14:58:34 CEST

We don't plan to use any leading underscores. External/visible symbols will
have one of two forms:

rettype svn_public_function(...)
rettype svn__private_function(...)

And we'll use static functions whereever possible:

static rettype some_function(...)


On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 07:57:46AM -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> The ANSI C and C++ specifications both reserve names beginning with
> underscores for the exclusive use of the runtime system. Such names should
> definitely be avoided.
> > According to this snippet from the C++ spec., it's *possible* that names
> > with double underscores may conflict with symbols that are part of a C++
> > compiler's implementation. Different syntactic sugar should probably be
> > adopted for distinguishing between the SVN internal and external API to
> > avoid the possibility of this compiler symbol name conflict.

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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