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Re: [PATCH] typedef void CURL - compiler typechecking

From: Robert Iakobashvili <coroberti_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:56:08 +0200

On 3/19/07, Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Gerrit Bruchhäuser wrote:

> The patch is incorrect:
>
> > +typedef struct Curl_multi* CURLM;
>
> Neither of the typedefs should be pointers, they should be structs as they
> were previously 'void' and not 'void *'.
>
> This minor mistake aside, is there anyone who believes this could possibly
> break the ABI if introduced now?

It may open a way for some bloody hacking with castings, etc instead
of working via API.
Just recently I have used curl as an example of real encapsulation
and good style of C-programming.

-- 
Sincerely,
Robert Iakobashvili,
coroberti %x40 gmail %x2e com
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