Re: [PATCH] vsprintf: reduce code size, clean up

From: André Goddard Rosa
Date: Sun Nov 01 2009 - 18:01:20 EST

Hi, Frederic!

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 8:45 PM, Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 03:01:40PM -0200, André Goddard Rosa wrote:
>> +static char null[] = "(null)";
>> +
> This should be static const.
> Also, may be chose a better name, as "null" is too much
> generic and somehow collide with NULL.
> null_str ?

If I make it a "static const" it's necessary to cast it in two places
to "char *" and code size goes up

lib/vsprintf.c: In function ‘string’:
lib/vsprintf.c:556: warning: assignment discards qualifiers from
pointer target type
lib/vsprintf.c: In function ‘pointer’:
lib/vsprintf.c:828: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘string’ discards
qualifiers from pointer target type
lib/vsprintf.c:551: note: expected ‘char *’ but argument is of type
‘const char *’

text data bss dec hex filename
15383 7 8 15398 3c26 lib/vsprintf.o-static-before
15431 0 8 15439 3c4f lib/vsprintf.o-static-const-after

as it moves the variable from data section to code section. Is this
the preferred method?

Thanks for reviewing! I'll fix the other points per your suggestions
and post back.

With regards,
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