[TUHS] looking for a quote

Steve Simon steve at quintile.net
Fri Dec 8 01:27:40 AEST 2017


+100


> On 7 Dec 2017, at 11:50, Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> Hi Larry,
> 
>> I *much* prefer sbuf.st_size than whatever.size, the former is
>> instantly a stat structure, the later is a "whatever".
> 
> It's awful.  :-)
> st.st_size `stutters' and that jars when reading in my head.
> If st.size isn't clear from context, then stbuf.size probably is.
> Ditto ar_hdr->uid versus hdr->ar_uid.
> 
> There's a hierarchy to walking the data structure, and that should be
> represented in the identifiers.  So big.little, not b.bg_little.
> 
> -- 
> Cheers, Ralph.
> https://plus.google.com/+RalphCorderoy


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