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Subject: [hwloc-devel] parent vs father
From: Brice Goglin (Brice.Goglin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-16 06:53:59


Jeff Squyres wrote:
>> I am not sure. The object structure contains a father pointer. We use
>> parent in the API, but it might refer to different things, like father,
>> grandfather, ...
>>
>
> FWIW, the english word "parent" definitely refers to the immediate ancestor. It does *not* refer to grandparents or great-grandparents, etc.
>

Since we modified quite a lot of things in the API between 0.9 and 1.0,
we probably could fix this as well, ie:
* use parent instead of father everything
* use ancestor instead of parent when not talking about the immediate
ancestor

Brice