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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 27/28] sysbus: apic: ioapic: convert

From: Andreas Färber
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 27/28] sysbus: apic: ioapic: convert to QEMU Object Model
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:33:40 +0100
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Am 25.01.2012 00:03, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
> On 01/24/2012 04:06 PM, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> On 2012-01-24 22:53, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>>> But I don't like this.  The problem is that the declarative syntax we
>>> have doesn't distinguish between "not-specified" and
>>> "zero-initialized".
>> That's surely solvable.
> Please try :-)
> I've spent a good chunk of time mulling this over and could not find an
> acceptable solution.  I think the same is true for the GObject folks.
> There is a declarative solution for this that I know of, a C++ class
> definition ;-)

So what's the reason not to go with one of the object-oriented,
C-compatible languages GCC supports, like C++ or Objective-C/C++?
(Objective-C has native reflection capabilities fwiw.)

Personally I disliked those trivial mini init functions in the initial
2/4 series, too, but I don't really mind an imperative approach either.

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