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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 06/14] software node: get rid of property_set_pointer()
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:29:10AM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 8:15 AM Dmitry Torokhov
> <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Instead of explicitly setting values of integer types when copying
> > property entries lets just copy entire value union when processing
> > non-array values.
> >
> > When handling array values assign the pointer there using the newly
> > introduced "raw" pointer union member. This allows us to remove
> > property_set_pointer().
> >
> > In property_get_pointer() we do not need to handle each data type
> > separately, we can simply return either the raw pointer or pointer to
> > values union.
>
> Same as before, typechecking is good thing to have for my point of view.
> Others may have different opinions.

OK, I'll just point out that typechecking is a red herring here as
everything was and still is accessed through void pointers, and we
trusted the type set on property. Users of static properties should use
PROPERTY_ENTRY_XXX() for initialization and do not poke into struct
property_entry directly.

I suppose it is up to Rafael to decide here.

Thanks.

--
Dmitry

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