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Re: svn commit: r1535399 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion: libsvn_fs_fs/ libsvn_fs_x/ libsvn_subr/ libsvn_wc/ mod_authz_svn/ tests/cmdline/ tests/libsvn_client/ tests/libsvn_fs_fs/ tests/libsvn_fs_x/ tests/libsvn_subr/ tests/libsvn_wc/

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:15:10 +0100 (BST)

I (Julian Foad) wrote:

>> On Fri, 25 Oct 2013, Branko Čibej wrote:
>>>>   URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1535399
>>>>   Log:
>>>>   Cast NULL to (char *) in vararg calls to svn_dirent_join_many
>>>>   and svn_path_join_many.
>>>
>>>   Why? On which platform do you expect a char* to have a different size
>>>   and/or representation than a void*?
>
> Brane, we have been doing this consistently for the last three years;
> Philip's commit was just continuing it.  See [1] for the original
> discussion.
>
> [1] Email to dev@ from Stefan Sperling on 2011-02-25, subject "Re: svn
> commit: r1074461 ...",
> <http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2011-02/0841.shtml>.

Now having read the original discussion (October 2010; the later email mentioned above is merely a good reference to it), it appears we are doing this in order to silence compiler warnings rather than for object-code correctness.

- Julian
Received on 2013-10-25 11:15:45 CEST

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