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Refactor out BKE ID copy functions
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Currently there are many copy functions which are a little misleading since you can call BKE_mesh_copy, to create a new mesh but not BKE_mesh_free to free it.

Looking into it these just wrap BKE_id_copy, after some discussion, this is the proposal.

  • Remove all BKE_*_copy functions which are only wrapping ID copy.
  • Make BKE_id_copy & BKE_id_copy_ex return ID * instead of a boolean, since this complicates API use when the return value is used as input for another function.

This should be done after 2.81 release since it's going to cause conflicts.

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