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From: Rajat Sharma <fs.rajat@gmail.com>
To: Sri Ram Vemulpali <sri.ram.gmu06@gmail.com>
Cc: Kernel-newbies <kernelnewbies@nl.linux.org>,
	linux-kernel-mail <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: typecheck code
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:14:20 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTinVSyRhBtgT--PGHX7TV2gkD13_KLCJu1XB_g46@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTimjz6t9ziPajW1wJdUE8ytWy=FbCr-Zg71PiBgf@mail.gmail.com>

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

Its not this comparison getting evaluated to 1, but last expression
"1; \" which is forcibly returning 1 in every case. Since it is just
compile time warning and should not effect the program execution, this
macro is always returning 1 at run time. To me it just valuable for
coding style where you do some action only if type matches, but in
real sense you take action anyways.

Rajat

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:33 PM, Sri Ram Vemulpali
<sri.ram.gmu06@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-01-31 17:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-31 17:03 Sri Ram Vemulpali
2011-01-31 17:20 ` Jamie Iles
2011-01-31 17:22 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2011-01-31 17:44 ` Rajat Sharma [this message]
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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