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From: Jeff King <>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>
Cc:, Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/5] streaming.c: remove {open,close,read}_method_decl() macros
Date: Wed, 5 May 2021 09:44:09 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, May 05, 2021 at 02:33:30PM +0200, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> Remove the {open,close,read}_method_decl() macros added in
> 46bf043807c (streaming: a new API to read from the object store,
> 2011-05-11) in favor of inlining the definition of the arguments of
> these functions.
> Since we'll end up using them via the "{open,close,read}_istream_fn"
> types we don't gain anything in the way of compiler checking by using
> these macros, and as of preceding commits we no longer need to declare
> these argument lists twice. So declaring them at a distance just
> serves to make the code less readable.

Heh. I have a very similar patch pending. In addition to readability, my
reasons there are:

  - you can't find the functions with ctags, etc, when they're hidden
    behind macros

  - you can't annotate the function interfaces to avoid
    -Wunused-parameter warnings. :)

So I am very much in favor of this (and patch 1 is nice here, too,
because it skips an extra time you'd have to repeat the interface in the
forward declaration).


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-05 13:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-05 12:33 [PATCH 0/5] streaming.c: refactor for smaller + easier to understand code Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-05 12:33 ` [PATCH 1/5] streaming.c: avoid forward declarations Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-05 12:33 ` [PATCH 2/5] streaming.c: remove enum/function/vtbl indirection Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-05 13:42   ` Jeff King
2021-05-06  0:14     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-05 12:33 ` [PATCH 3/5] streaming.c: remove {open,close,read}_method_decl() macros Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-05 13:44   ` Jeff King [this message]
2021-05-05 12:33 ` [PATCH 4/5] streaming.c: stop passing around "object_info *" to open() Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-05 13:49   ` Jeff King
2021-05-05 12:33 ` [PATCH 5/5] streaming.c: move {open,close,read} from vtable to "struct git_istream" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-05 13:55   ` Jeff King
2021-05-05 13:57 ` [PATCH 0/5] streaming.c: refactor for smaller + easier to understand code Jeff King

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