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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 00/16] Fix qapi mangling of downstream names

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 00/16] Fix qapi mangling of downstream names
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 07:07:54 -0600
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On 05/14/2015 06:50 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> This series makes it possible to use downstream extensions
> (such as __com.redhat_xyz) and temporary names (such as x-foo)
> in every position possible in QAPI schemes, with added tests
> that the generated code still compiles.
> There's still some things we could do to the qapi generator,
> such as normalizing struct member names and C manglings and
> creating named implicit types up front on the initial parse
> rather than multiple times in each backend.  But that should
> wait until existing pending patches have landed, to minimize
> rebase churn.
> v3 was here:
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2015-05/msg00519.html
> [already queued in Markus tree, but not yet in a pull request, so
> that queue can be ruthlessly rebased]
> v4 includes 2 new patches (although 14/14 is somewhat unrelated,

Make that 16/16 as the new patch that could be deferred to later (I was
looking at the overall size of v3, while writing about v4)

> and could easily be dropped from the series if it needs another
> spin without holding up the rest of the series), incorporates
> Markus' suggestions for more comments, and simplifies special-casing
> of lists of builtin types.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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