On Wed,  7 Sep 2016 09:12:55 +0200
Markus Heiser <markus.hei...@darmarit.de> wrote:

> according to your remarks I fixed the first and second patch. The third patch 
> is
> resend unchanged;

OK, I've applied the first two, finally.

> > Am 06.09.2016 um 14:28 schrieb Jonathan Corbet <cor...@lwn.net>:
> >
> > As others have pointed out, we generally want to hide the difference
> > between functions and macros, so this is probably one change we don't
> > want.  
> I read "probably", so there might be a chance to persuade you ;)
> I'm not a friend of *information hiding* and since the index is sorted
> alphabetical it does no matter if the entry is 'FOO (C function)' or 'FOO (C
> macro)'. The last one has the right information e.g. for someone how is 
> looking
> for a macro. FOO is a function-like macro and not a function, if the author
> describes the macro he might use the word "macro FOO" but in the index it is
> tagged as C function.

Information hiding is the only way we can maintain the kernel and stay
sane.  I have a hard time imagining why somebody would be looking for a
macro in particular; the whole idea is that they really shouldn't have to
care.  So my inclination is to leave this one out, sorry.


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