At 23:09 22-08-01, Andrei Zmievski wrote:
>On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> > How about phf_, for PHP Helper Function?
> > I see a point in differentiating language level API functions (e.g. like
> > output buffering) and module-specific helper functions (e.g., like
> > php_mysql_do_connect()).
>Explain what the point is, then. I would assume that functions like
>php_mysql_do_connect() are scoped statically, so it shouldn't be a big
>deal that they have php_ prefix.

It's not about possible symbol clashes...
When debugging (or when reading code), it helps to know what's a part of 
the API and what isn't.  It also makes different types of prefix-based 
searching (e.g., gdb's completion, or emacs' search feature) a bit easier.

Is it a big deal?  No, but it can be useful and has no real drawbacks.


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