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SubjectRe: GCC 3.4 Heads-up
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linux@horizon.com writes:

> Or consider the case when the structure doesn't have an explicit size
> and you have a big case statement for parsing it:
>
> switch (a->type) {
> case BAR:
> process_bar_chunk(((struct bar *)a)++);
> break;
> case BAZ:
> process_baz_chunk(((struct baz *)a)++);
> break;
> ...
> };
>
> Isn't that code a bit nicer looking? I put the redundant parens

Except that the parens are not redundant.

> in to remind people that I didn't mean to write "(struct bar *)(a++)"
> (which also has its legitimate uses).

Which is why it's parsed this way by default.

Andreas.

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