Client API pedantism

Daniel van Vugt daniel.van.vugt at
Mon Apr 8 07:47:48 UTC 2013

Strictly following the convention feels a bit clunky, like the function 
names become too long:

One way around this, as you'll see in other APIs, is to bend the rules 
for construction and use "mir_create_surface".

I think any of the above approaches are better than "mir_surface_create".

On 08/04/13 15:34, Alexandros Frantzis wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 05:30:48PM +1200, Robert Ancell wrote:
>> On 08/04/13 15:16, Daniel van Vugt wrote:
>>> I'm not sure I'd go as far as proposing a change to the above function
>>> any time soon. But it's worth keeping consistency in mind for future
>>> API additions.
>>> - Daniel
>> I say it's not something that needs to fixed immediately, but can be
>> migrated over before 1.0.
>> --Robert
> I would say better sooner than later... The more we wait, the more
> instances of the unwanted function name we will have, both in our code
> and in foreign code, and the more difficult it will be for us to amend
> them all.
> Thanks,
> Alexandros

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