Is the lcl_LocalFunction naming convention useful?

Kohei Yoshida kohei.yoshida at
Fri Oct 12 08:12:09 PDT 2012

On 10/09/2012 01:59 AM, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> Where did this lcl_ convention come from? The lcl_ prefix has no
> meaning to a compiler or linker. If the intent is to make such
> functions file-local, why not use the static keyword, or an anonymous
> namespace instead, so that they actually *are* local also to the
> tool-chain? (You can still keep the lcl_ prefix if you love it.)

For the record, I hate this convention and I purposefully don't follow 
it myself.

It just looks ugly. That's all my reason against it.


Kohei Yoshida, LibreOffice hacker, Calc

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