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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [portlib][hythr] Minor API change: use const char* from names
Date Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:55:41 GMT
Mark Hindess wrote:
> I plan to modify the hythread api so that it uses "const char*" for
> names of threads and monitors rather than the current "char*".  Since
> the former is more appropriate and avoids errors (when using const
> strings) without appropriate casts on recent versions of gcc.  (For
> instance, you can't build the federated build with -Dhy.no.thr=true
> with recent versions of gcc because of a warning treated as an error in
> jdktools/modules/jpda.)

+1 - I fixed a few of these a while back where I got compiler warnings. 
const char * is the appropriate type for these, as you say.


> I don't think this should cause any issues are implicit casting in the
> other direction is permitted without any warning/error.
> Regards,
>  Mark.

Oliver Deakin
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