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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 19:39:10 +0300
From: Dan Carpenter <>
To: Julia Lawall <>
Cc: Joe Perches <>,,, Kees Cook <>,
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] video: constify geode ops

On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 02:50:47PM +0000, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Nov 2015, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > Actually, it looks like Emese Revfy is going to merge the GCC plugin
> > constify stuff sooner rather than later so maybe adding all these consts
> > isn't going to be needed.
> Is there any advantage of const over the plugin?  The consts are easy to
> add.

Less syntax.  It's a whitelist instead of blacklist so we don't miss

> Does the plugin help for structures that have non-function fields?

Yeah.  You can mark a struct as __do_const in the .h file and it will
make them all const automatically.

dan carpenter

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