[TUHS] looking for a quote

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 01:24:53 AEST 2017

I think the issue was when the folks at UCB added very long symbol names to
the C compiler

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:50 AM 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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