[coreboot] [PATCH] reentrant and .bss-less vsprintf

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue May 26 16:15:11 CEST 2009

On 26.05.2009 15:58 Uhr, Patrick Georgi wrote:
> ron minnich schrieb:
>> Is it necessary to nest the function to fix this problem? Are you sure
>> no other function will ever need str_tx_byte?
> As far as I can see, the global variable is only used for
> communication between the two functions, of which one is a callback.
> By nesting the function, the variable can be local.
> The only alternative I see is to rewrite that part entirely.
> Unless the gcc maintainers plan to kill this extension, I see no
> reason not to use it.

That said, I believe we shouldn't make it a fashion. Some projects use
nested functions for everything.
In this case, a nested function is the most beautiful way to fix our
problem, though.

I like Myles' idea to write a bit more of a comment a lot, though.


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