[Mesa-dev] Naming conventions, DSA, and meta

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Mon Feb 2 11:22:44 PST 2015

Jason Ekstrand <jason at jlekstrand.net> writes:

> Hi all,
> I wanted to send out a quick message about naming conventions for mesa
> entrypoints and dd table fallbacks.  There has been some confusion and
> disagreement about this with some of the stuff Laura has been doing to
> implement DSA.  Instead of side-track one of those patches for this
> discussion, I thought it was worth its own e-mail.
> When Laura started working on DSA, I suggested that, since we're
> refactoring everything anyway, we refactor the guts of the entrypoint into
> a DSA-style "internal entrypoint".  This internal entrypoint takes a
> gl_context pointer, does less error checking, and actual mesa object
> pointers instead of GLuint names.  I'll get to why in a minute here.
> However, that leaves us needing a naming convention for three things:
>  1) The entrypoint itself (currently _mesa_EntryPoint)
>  2) the internal entrypoint (Laura chose _mesa_entry_point)
>  3) the software fallback for the DD table entry (Laura chose
> _mesa_TableEntry_sw)

These all sound good to me.
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