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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kconfig: Only generate config_is_xxx for bool and tristate options
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Hi,

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 07:16:45AM +0200, Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD wrote:
>> On 21:53 Tue 17 May     , Sam Ravnborg wrote:
>> > On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 05:35:32PM +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
>> > > For strings and integers, the config_is_xxx macros are useless and
>> > > sometimes misleading:
>> > >
>> > >   #define CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE ""
>> > >   #define config_is_initramfs_source() 1
>> >
>> > I'm late with this comment....
>> > Could we introduce "config_is_foo" using a syntax that
>> > does not break grepability?
>> >
>> > Maybe a syntax like this?
>> >
>> >     #ifdef CONFIG_FOO
>> >
>> > and
>> >
>> >     if (KCONFIG_FOO())
>> >
>> > Grepping for the use of a symbol is a very typical thing,
>> > so we should try to keep this.
>> > And with the suggested syntax above I expect fixdep to
>> > catch up both usage types.
>> I'll prefer kconfig_foo()
>> not uppercase
>>
>> but if we use KCONFIG_FOO no need to touch fixdep
>
> fixdep is easy to fix - albeit it may cost a bit of processing time.
> wht I worry much more about is users that miss uses of CONFIG_ symbols, because
> they do not show up in "git grep CONFIG_FOO".
>
agree.

> Using "if (KCONFIG_FOO()) users are also awre this is a configuration
> decided condition - which is nice to stand out.
>
this will not work if you do $(git -w CONFIG_FOO) to avoid getting all
kind of noise in your search.

- Arnaud
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