tg at gmplib.org
Wed Feb 12 07:42:03 UTC 2014
nisse at lysator.liu.se (Niels Möller) writes:
Torbjorn Granlund <tg at gmplib.org> writes:
> Please use something else than ebits, since that sounds like the
> arguments contains bits with individual meaning. IIRC "enb" would
> follow conventions used elsewhere in the manual.
Naming is hard ;-) The docs for mpn_sec_invert use nbcnt (I guess that's
your choice). Docs for mpf_urandomb use nbits. Other mp_bitcnt_t
arguments in the manual give little guidance, names like n, op,
starting_bit, bit_index, prec, bit, m2exp.
So "enb" here is as good as any.
Some variance is surely motivated depending on semantics, but I'mafrad
that there is a lot of variance which is not motivated. An analysis of
variable names used in the manual, following by a naming cleanup, that
would be good.
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