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Re: small issue with svn_client_statusx

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2005-04-22 05:26:59 CEST

On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 17:12 -0300, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
> >>Is there a reason svn_client_status and svn_client_status2 take a NON-const
> >>svn_opt_revision_t?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >I believe that adding const to svn_client_status would be an ABI
> >change and so, strictly speaking, would break our interface rules.
> >
> >
> No, it wouldn't be an ABI change (it would if the language were C++).
> But some old code which uses the function would compile with warnings.
It shouldn't cause any additional warnings

casting non-const to const is not a warning (adding qualifiers is okay)
casting const to non-const is a warning (removing qualifiers is not)
IE you can do

char * a;
const char *b = a;

you can't do

const char *a;
char *b = a;

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