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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] tools/: Convert to new topic libraries
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:32:42AM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> I'm sorry to raise a naming issue again. But why the lib has 'k' and
> the directory doesn't? Isn't it more natural to prepend 'k' to 'api'
> as the name "api" looks too general?
>
> - libkapifs.{a,so} /kapi/fs/fs.c
>
> (Please ignore if it's already discussed..)

Hmm, no, it hasn't been discussed but I assumed tools/lib/api/ being in
the *kernel* repository implicitly says which api functionality we're
collecting there. One of the main reasons to have tools/ in the kernel
AFAIU is to have those tools which are using its API close. Therefore,
tools/lib/api/ should be unambiguous.

libkapifs.a (and the .so version even more, for that matter, and if we
decide to do it one day) would probably need more distinction and the
"k" in "kapi" there makes more sense.

This is at least how I see it from here.

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