Documentation for 'final' values wrong?

Greg Hudson ghudson at
Wed Jul 10 09:45:24 EDT 2019

On 7/9/19 9:14 AM, Lutz Justen wrote:
> indicates that tags can be marked final by adding a '*' at the end, e.g.
>   foo = bar*
> However, if I'm reading the parsing code in src/util/profile/prof_parse.c
> right, it looks for the '*' in the 'tag' part, i.e. 'foo', see near the end
> of parse_std_line(). That means, the correct syntax would be
>   foo* = bar
> What is the correct syntax? Is the documentation wrong or the parsing code
> (or my code reading skills)?

I see the same apparent mismatch between documentation and code, and can
trace the mismatch back to release 1.3.

I am inclined to treat the code as correct and change the documentation.
 I'll make a note to do that.

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