Is the lcl_LocalFunction naming convention useful?

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Mon Oct 15 03:24:38 PDT 2012

On 10/09/2012 07:59 AM, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> Where did this lcl_ convention come from? The lcl_ prefix has no
> meaning to a compiler or linker.

One way this /did/ have influence on linking was the old mechanism to 
select symbols for DLL export on Windows, where the available symbols 
were matched against white/black-lists, and lcl_* was always 
black-listed.  Long gone (and I have no idea why people didn't simply 
use "static" anyway).


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