Re: [RFC] cleanup patches for strings

From: Brian Gerst
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 19:22:43 EST

cutaway@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
There is a way to defeat the GCC string alignments by putting the strings in
a dynamically sized structure if anyone cares. A bonus side effect of this
scheme is that kernel/driver NLS translations would become almost trivial
because all the string texts are collected in one place.

The basic idea looks like this:

#define MSG1 "Message text blah"
#define MSG2 "Message text blah, blah"
#define MSG3 "Message text blah, blah, blah"

static const struct
char m1[sizeof(MSG1)+1];
char m2[sizeof(MSG2)+1];
char m3[sizeof(MSG3)+1];
} msg = {
#undef MSG1
#undef MSG2
#undef MSG3
#define MSG1 msg.m1
#define MSG2 msg.m2
#define MSG3 msg.m3

Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

Brian Gerst
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