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From: Sri Ram Vemulpali <sri.ram.gmu06@gmail.com>
To: Kernel-newbies <kernelnewbies@nl.linux.org>,
	linux-kernel-mail <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: typecheck code
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:03:37 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTimjz6t9ziPajW1wJdUE8ytWy=FbCr-Zg71PiBgf@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

Hi all,

/*
 * Check at compile time that something is of a particular type.
 * Always evaluates to 1 so you may use it easily in comparisons.
 */
 #define typecheck(type,x) \
 ({      type __dummy; \
        typeof(x) __dummy2; \
        (void)(&__dummy == &__dummy2); \
        1; \
 })

#define typecheck_fn(type,function) \
({      typeof(type) __tmp = function; \
       (void)__tmp; \
})

Can anyone help me, explain the above code typecheck. How does
(void)(&__dummy == &__dummy2) evaluates to 1

I appreciate any explain.

-- 
Regards,
Sri.

             reply	other threads:[~2011-01-31 17:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-31 17:03 Sri Ram Vemulpali [this message]
2011-01-31 17:20 ` Jamie Iles
2011-01-31 17:22 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2011-01-31 17:44 ` Rajat Sharma
2011-01-31 18:03 ` Manish Katiyar
2011-01-31 20:23   ` Sri Ram Vemulpali
2011-01-31 20:26 ` Dave Hylands
2011-01-31 21:42   ` julie Sullivan

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