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As long as the variable doesn't get overflowed you would have a negation, you
shouldn't do dri_data[5] = ptr->dri * 0xff; if ptr->dri it's 255, but if
ptr->dri = 1 i.e. (like is set in zr36050_setup) then you would be getting
the negation, -1. the Direct rendering support is a flag afaik, so in this
case I believe is a worthy C obfuscated negation code :)
btw, are you sure about this patch?I would contact the maintainer first,
because and'ing that doesn't make much sense...
Disclaimer, all this is: AFAIK! :)

On Tuesday 29 March 2005 09:58 pm, you wrote:
> Måns Rullgård wrote:
> > "Ronald S. Bultje" <rbultje@ronald.bitfreak.net> writes:
> >>--- linux-2.6.5/drivers/media/video/zr36050.c.old 16 Sep 2004 22:53:27
> >> -0000 1.2 +++ linux-2.6.5/drivers/media/video/zr36050.c 29 Mar 2005
> >> 20:30:23 -0000 @@ -419,7 +419,7 @@
> >> dri_data[2] = 0x00;
> >> dri_data[3] = 0x04;
> >> dri_data[4] = ptr->dri >> 8;
> >>- dri_data[5] = ptr->dri * 0xff;
> >>+ dri_data[5] = ptr->dri & 0xff;
> >
> > Hey, that's a nice obfuscation of a simple negation.
>
> It's not a negation. This statement always assigns zero to
> dri_data[5] if dri_data is char[]. Looks like gcc isn't catching
> this problem.
>
> > BTW, when assigning to a char type, is the masking really necessary at
> > all? I can't see that it should make a difference. Am I missing
> > something subtle?
>
> Well, it's a matter of readability mostly. For now at least, when
> char is always 8 bytes...
>
> /mjt
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