[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add a helper macro to free() dload_payload structure

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 27 02:18:27 UTC 2020

On 27/4/20 11:54 am, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
> Hi
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 4:54 PM Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> On 24/4/20 2:40 pm, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
>>> It frees all the dynamically allocated fields plus the struct itself
>> How many times will you use this?   Across how many functions?
> Currently my tree uses this macro 6 times. All of them in error
> codepath like this one:
> STRDUP(payload->fileurl, url,
>     DLOAD_PAYLOAD_FREE(payload); GOTO_ERR(handle, ALPM_ERR_MEMORY, err));
> An alternative to it is to inline DLOAD_PAYLOAD_FREE() macro into the
> STRDUP parameter.
> But it might look too verbose in this use-case:
> STRDUP(payload->fileurl, url,
>     _alpm_dload_payload_reset(payload);  FREE(payload);
>     GOTO_ERR(handle, ALPM_ERR_MEMORY, err));

OK - that seems fine.

>> We usually #unset defines not used globally too.
> I am not sure I understand this #unset requirement. Could you please
> give an example how it should work here?

I was trying to establish of the usage of this define would be all in
one function.  Or is it needed in multiple.

If it was in one function, we can #define it in the function and #undef
it at the end.  There are examples in libalpm/hook.c and util.c .


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