Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Aug 4 20:53:39 GMT 1998

On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> Hmmm...  How many places in Samba do we have two functions which are 
> similar but not quite the same?  How many times has a function been copied 
> and renamed?

this is another good reason for having a proper directory structure, to
isolate common modules.  when you go to create a function you don't know
exists, you find that in the directory where such a function should be
placed there already is a module with such a function.

if you have a "utils.c" file with 4,000 lines of code in it, who's going
to be bothered to trawl through it to find a 16-bit version of strcat?

if you have a "unicodestr.c" file with 200 lines of code in it, ustrcat is
going to pop up in seconds.


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