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RE: PARROT QUESTIONS: Use the source, Luke

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John Porter
July 14, 2002 19:04
RE: PARROT QUESTIONS: Use the source, Luke
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Brent Dax wrote:
> > 2. What does having a Parrot_ prefix signify, considering 
> > both the opcodes and the embed api use it?
> 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.

Maybe I'm just being naive... but it seems to me that if there
are four different meanings, there should be four different
actual prefixes.

John Douglas Porter

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