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    SubjectRE: Why is the kfree() argument const?


    On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, David Schwartz wrote:
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    > No, that's not what it means. It has nothing to do with memory. It has to do
    > with logical state.

    Blah. That's just your own made-up explanation of what you think "const"
    should mean. It has no logical background or any basis in the C language.

    "const" has nothing to do with "logical state". It has one meaning, and
    one meaning only: the compiler should complain if that particular type is
    used to do a write access.

    It says nothing at all about the "logical state of the object". It cannot,
    since a single object can - and does - have multiple pointers to it.

    So your standpoint not only has no relevant background to it, it's also
    not even logically consistent.

    Linus


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