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Re: Identical function names in bash source code

From: Eduardo A . Bustamante López
Subject: Re: Identical function names in bash source code
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2019 09:15:29 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Sat, Jan 05, 2019 at 08:19:38AM -0600, Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> It is not uncommon to see the same name is used to defined functions
> in different .c files in bash source code.
> For example, sh_single_quote is defined in both lib/readline/shell.c
> and lib/sh/shquote.c with the exact same signature. The two pieces of
> code are slightly different. Do they do the exact same things or do
> something different?
> In either case, is having the same name for different functions a good
> practice? This will make the linked binary dependent on the order of
> the corresponding .a files specified. Or if linked via .o files, then
> one function will shadow the others. See 1) and 2) below for minimal
> working examples. Neither cases seem to be good and could be avoided
> easily by giving the functions unique names.
> So, should such functions with the same name be named differently? Thanks.

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