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SubjectRe: [PATCH] linuxabi
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"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> writes:

> Followup to: <20031001033437.GP7665@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk>
> By author: viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 04:05:57AM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> >
> > > > +#define MS_NODIRATIME 2048 /* Do not update directory access times */
> > > > +#define MS_BIND 4096
> > > > +#define MS_POSIXACL (1<<16) /* VFS does not apply the umask */
> > >
> > > can we clean that up? with shifting, without shifting, with comments and without comments? I suggest to use the linuxdoc comments mandatory for the abi files.
> >
> >
> > ... and make it enum, while we are at it. It's cleaner, it survives cpp
> > and it can be handled by gdb et.al. in sane way.
> >
> > Unless we really want to support pre-v7 compilers, there is no benefit
> > in using #define for such constants.
>
> ... except you can use #ifdef to test for obsolete headers.

A common uber-ugly trick (seen in Solaris headers) to solve this
problem is:

enum {
#define FOO FOO
FOO,
#define BAR BAR
BAR
}
Phil.
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