[alsa-devel] [PATCH 3/5] ASoC: lowercase wm8978 codec name to match its only user and other codecs

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Mon Sep 20 11:29:08 CEST 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 09:12:52AM +0100, Liam Girdwood wrote:

> Fwiw, the reason for the "-codec" suffix was to distinguish codec
> devices from their other multi-function IC siblings. It also makes sense

Yes, MFDs do need something to distinguish them.

> here to use convention with the device naming too (even if the device is
> single purpose).

I don't find it adds much more than making the name longer to type - we
always use the name in a context where it's fairly obvious that the
device is a CODEC.

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