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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/11] strvec: rename struct fields
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:20:08 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200728212008.GA1621333@coredump.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqr1svcpcn.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com>

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 02:16:24PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> > I'm actually not that fond of "items". I almost went with just:
> >
> >   const char **v;
> >
> > as the variable name which contains it usually provides sufficient
> > context. But I worried that people would consider that too inscrutable.
> 
> I'd agree that v[] is a good name.  If it is too short, I can live
> with item[], but not with items[].  Clearly we are mostly accessing
> one element at a time much more often than treating the set as a
> whole, so signaling "there are multiple things in the set" with
> a plural name is much less important than being able to say item[4]
> to name the 4th item in the collection.

I'd worry that "item" versus string_list "items" would be unfriendly
(though I am not opposed to changing string_list to match).

Your "elem" suggestion from elsewhere may be better still, but if you
are OK with "v",  that is my preference. I'll see if anybody else chimes
in, but if not, then I'd probably switch to that. :)

-Peff

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-28 21:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-28 20:21 [PATCH 0/11] renaming argv_array Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:21 ` [PATCH 01/11] argv-array: use size_t for count and alloc Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:23 ` [PATCH 02/11] argv-array: rename to strvec Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:23 ` [PATCH 03/11] strvec: rename files from argv-array " Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:24 ` [PATCH 04/11] quote: rename sq_dequote_to_argv_array to mention strvec Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:24 ` [PATCH 05/11] strvec: convert builtin/ callers away from argv_array name Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:24 ` [PATCH 06/11] strvec: convert more " Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:25 ` [PATCH 07/11] strvec: convert remaining " Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:26 ` [PATCH 08/11] strvec: fix indentation in renamed calls Jeff King
2020-07-28 22:43   ` Jacob Keller
2020-07-28 23:31     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28 20:26 ` [PATCH 09/11] strvec: update documention to avoid argv_array Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:27 ` [PATCH 10/11] strvec: drop argv_array compatibility layer Jeff King
2020-07-28 22:23   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29  0:04     ` Jeff King
2020-07-29  0:37       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29  0:40         ` Jeff King
2020-07-29  0:47           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 16:54             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-07-29  0:44         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 16:22           ` Jeff King
2020-07-28 20:28 ` [PATCH 11/11] strvec: rename struct fields Jeff King
2020-07-28 21:16   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28 21:18     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29  6:55       ` Christian Couder
2020-07-29 16:34         ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 18:03           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28 21:20     ` Jeff King [this message]
2020-07-28 22:45 ` [PATCH 0/11] renaming argv_array Jacob Keller
2020-07-29  0:06   ` Jeff King
2020-07-29  6:15 ` Christian Couder
2020-07-29  6:19   ` Christian Couder
2020-07-29 13:32   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-07-29 16:33   ` Jeff King
2020-08-11 16:08 ` René Scharfe
2020-08-11 18:28   ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-11 19:00   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-11 20:39     ` Jacob Keller
2020-08-11 21:03       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-12 12:42     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-12 15:06   ` Jeff King
2020-08-12 15:10     ` Jeff King
2020-08-12 16:23       ` René Scharfe
2020-08-12 17:08         ` Jeff King
2020-08-12 18:18           ` René Scharfe
2020-08-12 19:57             ` Jeff King

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