[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Improve changelog handling

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 18:56:32 EST 2007

On Dec 7, 2007 5:35 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 12:54:36PM -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > > I was thinking exactly the same as Andrew, why not just using
> > >   ssize_t archive_read_data(struct archive *, void *buff, size_t len);
> > >
> > > I don't understand what you are saying however, about returning a fd.
> >
> > Oh man, ignore what I said - I was overthinking that to the parsing
> > routines and all that jazz - in this case we're returning the
> > changelog as an alpm_list_t of strings. Yes, in this case it would
> > definitely be better to read direct from the archive. HOWEVER, you
> > can't read line by line... what you need to do is make some sort of
> > "archive_readline" function that reads one char at a time until a
> > newline char. It's annoying, but that's the best we can do until
> > libarchive gets a "readline" function.
> >
> Oh ok, yes it looks like you are right. However, there is a point that is
> unclear to me : why exactly do we need to read line by line?

True, we don't need to. The current function is returning a
alpm_list_t that contains lines, but i guess it's not really needed.
We can return the full text as one big string, and leave it up to
front ends to do some sort of parsing if they wish

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