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Re: PARROT QUESTIONS: Use the source, Luke

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Josh Wilmes
July 14, 2002 18:52
Re: PARROT QUESTIONS: Use the source, Luke
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Good stuff.  Didn't you also send out a draft PDD about how types should 
be named and managed in parrot at one point?  I, for one, would love to 
see a PDD that described C-level nanming and namespace management in


At 3:11 on 07/14/2002 PDT, "Brent Dax" <> wrote:

> # 2. What does having a Parrot_ prefix signify, considering=20
> # both the opcodes and=20
> # the embed api use it? It's hard to distinguish between them.
> It signifies one of the following:
> -This function is externally visible.
> -This function belongs to Parrot at large, and not any particular
> subsystem (e.g. Parrot_sprintf and friends).
> -This function has an identical name to a C library function because it
> emulates it for certain platforms (e.g. Parrot_dlopen (?)).
> -This function is autogenerated, so we're going to be paranoid about
> naming conflicts.
> For functions in the last category, I'd suggest we use
> subsystem-specific names, e.g. Op_ for the opcodes.

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