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SubjectRe: [for-next][PATCH 23/24] string.h: Add strncmp_prefix() helper macro
On Sat, 22 Dec 2018 10:20:02 +0000
Malcolm Priestley <tvboxspy@gmail.com> wrote:

> > Calling it "strncmp_prefix()" when there is no "n" there makes no sense.
> >
> > So drop the "n" from the name.
> >
> Being British the 'n' implies 'and' and still being interpreted Boolean.
>
> strncmp = string and compare
>
> Like other of our words Fish'n'Chips, Salt'n'Shake.
>
> I don't think these abbreviations exist in American English.

No, no, they actually do exist in American English.

But when people ask me which language is my mother tongue, I simply
reply "C". In which case, 'n' means number.

-- Steve

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