[riot-devel] Pull Request #1631: rename msg_* to blip_*

Martine Lenders authmillenon at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 23:14:44 CEST 2014


Hi Kaspar,

what happened to note_*?

Cheers,
Martine

2014-09-10 20:11 GMT+02:00 Kaspar Schleiser <kaspar at schleiser.de>:

> Hi guys,
>
> my PR #1631 changes all msg_* function and structure names to blip_*.
>
> This is a prerequisite to a new messaging API that will be a lot more
> flexible.
>
> As I'd like to keep the old functions for compatibility and functional
> reasons, I'm just renaming them for now.
>
> The new API will allow messages bigger than "type"+"content", but will
> also be content agnostic (no type field).
>
> The old (now blip_*) api will stay the same. I'm thinking to also use them
> for the riot equivalent of "signals", which will be short messages with
> defined content, like "exit the thread if you receive this".
>
> Do you have any suggestions for a different name than "blip"?
>
> Kaspar
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