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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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