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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 1/2] monitor: cleanup parsing of cmd name and

From: Bandan Das
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 1/2] monitor: cleanup parsing of cmd name and cmd arguments
Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 16:24:33 -0400
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> On 05/28/2015 12:48 PM, Bandan Das wrote:
>> Markus Armbruster <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Bandan Das <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> There's too much going on in monitor_parse_command().
>>>> Split up the arguments parsing bits into a separate function
>>>> monitor_parse_arguments(). Let the original function check for
>>>> command validity and sub-commands if any and return data (*cmd)
>>>> that the newly introduced function can process and return a
>>>> QDict. Also, pass a pointer to the cmdline to track current
>>>> parser location.
>>>>  #ifdef DEBUG
>>>> -    monitor_printf(mon, "command='%s', start='%d'\n", cmdline, start);
>>>> +    monitor_printf(mon, "command='%s', start='%d'\n", cmdline, *start);
>>> Would this compile if we defined DEBUG?
>> No, it won't :) Sorry, will fix.
> That's why I like solutions that can't bitrot; something like this
> framework (needs a bit more to actually compile, but you get the picture):
> #ifdef DEBUG
> # define DEBUG_MONITOR 1
> #else
> # define DEBUG_MONITOR 0
> #endif
> #define DEBUG_MONITOR_PRINTF(stuff...) do { \
>     if (DEBUG_MONITOR) { \
>          monitor_printf(stuff...); \
>     } \
> } while (0)
> then you can avoid the #ifdef in the function body, and just do
> DEBUG_MONITOR_PRINTF(mon, "command='%s'....) and the compiler will
> always check for correct format vs. arguments, even when debugging is off.
> Of course, adding such a framework in this file would be a separate
> patch, and does not have to be done as a prerequisite of this series.

Thanks, Eric. Ok, I will post patch(es) separately.

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