Proposed platform assumption changes

Will Fiveash will.fiveash at
Tue Jan 31 21:18:25 EST 2012

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 03:42:41PM -0600, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Greg Hudson <ghudson at> wrote:
> > * People would really like C99 designated initializers, but the ways of
> > getting them (dumping MSVC) or sort of getting them (ugly macros) are
> > objectionable.
> I've had to chase function calls across function tables/vtables/ops
> vectors/whatever you want to call them a few times in the past two
> days.  Each time I want to chase something like "cache->ops->store" to
> all the ccache store functions, say, I can't do it with a trivial
> cscope symbol search.  No, such searches are painful.  I don't care
> how ugly the macros are: they would make my life simpler.  The lack of
> support for this makes me wonder if I might be the only one in this
> community using cscope.

I'm with you my friend.  Hunting through that level of indirection is a
pain in the a[s][s].  Anything that can help is appreciated.

Will Fiveash
Oracle Solaris Software Engineer
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