Re: [PATCH] kernel-doc: rename the kernel-doc directive 'functions' to 'specific'

From: Changbin Du
Date: Tue Oct 15 2019 - 20:03:47 EST

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 04:54:39AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:25:53AM +0200, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:
> > > My preference would be to use 'symbols'. I tried to come up with something
> > > but 'symbols' is better than anything I came up with.
> >
> > Maybe 'interfaces' or 'artifacts'. The term 'symbols' is just as
> > imprecise as 'functions'.
> I suggested 'identifier' because that's the term used in the C spec (6.2.1):
> : An identifier can denote an object; a function; a tag or a member
> : of a structure, union, or enumeration; a typedef name; a label name;
> : a macro name; or a macro parameter.
I also prefer this one now. I was looking for something like this. My original
idea is 'prototype', but that is only for function.

> We don't allow documenting all those things separately, but it does cover
> all the things we do allow to be individually documented.

Changbin Du