> 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.
> > > 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...

Indeed, even when possible no two functions should have the same tail after
the prefix.

> 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.

In my case, it is useful IMHO.

> Zeev

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