Re: [PATCH][RFC] splice support

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On Wed, Mar 29 2006, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jeff Garzik <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > The "destination first" convention is insane. It only makes sense for 
> > > assignments, and these aren't assignments.
> > 
> > I agree.
> > 
> > But alas, sendfile(2) is defined as destination first:
> > 
> > > ssize_t sendfile(int out_fd, int in_fd, off_t *offset, size_t count)
> > 
> > which begs the question, do we want to be different from sendfile(2), 
> > and confuse a segment of the programmer populace?  :)
> > 
> strcpy, memcpy...
> Obviously copy(from, to) is the sane way to do things, but yeah, I _think_
> a C programmer would expect copy(to, from).
> I don't think it matters much at all, really.  If they get it backwards
> they'll notice pretty quickly ;)

Yeah, I've always thought that the sendfile() arguments are stupidly
transposed :-)

Jens Axboe

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