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    SubjectRe: C99 Initialisers
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    Followup to:  <20030813000841.GP10015@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk>
    By author: Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >
    > On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:53:24AM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:
    > > What would be *really* nice, would be the ability to do something
    > > to the effect of..
    >
    > While we're off in never-never land, it'd be nice to specify default
    > values for struct initialisers. eg, something like:
    >
    > struct pci_device_id {
    > __u32 vendor = PCI_ANY_ID;
    > __u32 device = PCI_ANY_ID;
    > __u32 subvendor = PCI_ANY_ID;
    > __u32 subdevice = PCI_ANY_ID;
    > __u32 class = 0;
    > __u32 class_mask = 0;
    > kernel_ulong_t driver_data = 0;
    > };
    >
    > Erm, hang on a second ... Since when are PCI IDs 32-bit? What is this
    > ridiculous bloat? You can't even argue that this makes things pack
    > better since this packs equally well:
    >

    I usually find that treating VID:DID and SVID:SDID as two 32-bit
    numbers makes a lot more sense than four 16-bit fields.

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