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Re: svn commit: r29617 - trunk/subversion/svn

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:53:08 -0800

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> "David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
>
> > You can't do this in the definition itself, I think (after all, gotta
> > name them variables), but you could (for static functions, say) insert
> > a declaration immediately before the declaration:
> >
> > static svn_foo_func_t best_foo_ever;
> > static svn_error_t
> > best_foo_ever(svn_foo_t x, apr_pool_t *y)
> > {
> > }
>
> Yeah. That's sort of like remembering to write the comment (which
> we're supposed to do already, but sometimes forget) saying "/* This
> implements the svn_foo interface. */".

Yeah. And on quite a few occasions I've seen that comment be there...
and remain there unchanged when the function is updated to implement
the svn_foo2 interface.

> But still, having the type in the header file is an improvement, and
> using an actual type-check is no harder to remember than a comment,
> for static functions.

I think for static functions there's no question. For header files,
I'm not as positive, since it might be frustrating to not have the
argument list right there. (I guess we could do both.)

--dave

>
> +1
>
>
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