Actually, in this case I would say it's the occasional hacker who is more
likely to need good names, and consequently better placed to suggest them; the
big boys presumably know this stuff so well it is a non-issue to them.
That said, I agree with Linus that copy_from_user et al is better than copyin,
for reasons expressed earlier.
My work as a technical writer often results in comments like "I didn't
understand that" or "no, it's not like that", when in fact the words are
correct. I still take such reports seriously, though, as the point of writing
English is to convey meaning from you to someone's head, not to the paper.
All I can suggest about naming function calls is that consistency is generally
better than point solutions.
P.S. Might it be possible to avoid misuse of copy_ return values by changing
the return type in some way?
-- Ruth Ivimey-Cook Software engineer and technical writer.
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