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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Pointer cast warnings in scripts/
Pierre Ossman writes:
> GCC 4 checks the signedness of pointer casts and generates a whole bunch
> of warnings for code in scripts/ (which makes heavy use of signed char
> strings).
>
> This patch adds explicit casts.

This is way ugly. The _real_ bug is that someone decided to store
plain text pointers in "signed char*" variables. s/signed char/char/g
should be a much better fix.

> Signed-off-by: Pierre Ossman <drzeus@drzeus.cx>
> Index: linux-wbsd/scripts/basic/fixdep.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-wbsd/scripts/basic/fixdep.c (revision 134)
> +++ linux-wbsd/scripts/basic/fixdep.c (working copy)
> @@ -242,7 +242,7 @@
> continue;
>
> found:
> - use_config(p+7, q-p-7);
> + use_config((char*)p+7, q-p-7);
> }
> }
>
> @@ -296,7 +296,7 @@
> signed char *p;
> char s[PATH_MAX];
>
> - p = strchr(m, ':');
> + p = (signed char*)strchr((char*)m, ':');

Clearly this is not the way to do text processing in C.
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