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Re: Coding style, C++ compatible code (was Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 02/22

From: Måns Rullgård
Subject: Re: Coding style, C++ compatible code (was Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 02/22] eepro100: cast a void * makes no sense)
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:03:21 +0100
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Kent Harris <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan,
> I'm with you 100 percent.  I already complained to this group a couple
> of months ago about the void* casting issue (and also using "private"
> as a structure element name as that barfs C++ as well -- there are
> others.)
> For my situation, these problems within C-language source files are
> not an issue but when they occur inside a QEMU header file that I must
> include from my C++ device models, my compilations fail.
> Consequently, I have a whole series of patch files to the QEMU source
> that I have to apply to correct these (trivial) coding errors.  Each
> time a new QEMU release comes out, I have to recreate the patch
> files.  Frustrating to say the least.

I have a great idea.  For maximum portability, lets all start writing
code like this: http://ideology.com.au/polyglot/polyglot.txt That way,
it will work in almost any language, and everybody will be happy.

Måns Rullgård

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