Most of Bodhidharma's sermons are like a conversation between him and a student. But neither the English nor the Chinese translations name this student. It just says "student:" and "Bodhidharma", or "question:" and "answer:".
How much do we know about the background and setting of Bodhidharma's sermons? Sutras we have usually start off with an introduction of the setting and characters. Bodhidharma's teachings just jump straight into dialogue, without addressing names as Shakyamuni addressed his disciples often by name. That's really all that's necessary, but I was just interested.
Was he speaking with Huike, another disciple of his, or was he just bringing up common questions he knew people would have and answering them in advance? Some translations read in this way, without the lines being attributed to "student" and "Bodhidharma".