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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] parent vs father
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-16 07:46:17


Sounds good to me.

-jms
Sent from my PDA. No type good.

----- Original Message -----
From: hwloc-devel-bounces_at_[hidden] <hwloc-devel-bounces_at_[hidden]>
To: Hardware locality development list <hwloc-devel_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Sat Jan 16 06:53:59 2010
Subject: [hwloc-devel] parent vs father

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

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