On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 09:05:25PM +0000, Ramsay Jones wrote:

> Sparse issues an "Using plain integer as NULL pointer" warning while
> checking a 'struct strbuf_list' initializer expression. The initial
> field of the struct has pointer type, but the initializer expression
> is given as '{0}'. In order to suppress the warning, we simply replace
> the initializer with '{NULL}'.

I slightly disagree with sparse here, as the 0 here is not about
explicitly setting the pointer, but is an idiomatic shorthand for
requesting static-like initialization (and it is purely a style thing,
not a bug, as 0 is a fine null pointer, even on platforms without
all-bits-zero null pointers).

But I think it is still worth changing in the name of
sparse-cleanliness. Thanks.

> I try to catch these types of warnings while the patches are still
> in the pu branch. I don't know how I missed this one, but I don't
> remember your 'jk/config-ignore-duplicates' branch being in pu.
> Sorry about that.

Not your fault. The time during which it would have been in pu was after
Junio left but before I had pushed out my pu. I did have it locally in
pu for a bit, but it ended up on next the first time it was published,
because the series had already received favorable review on the list in
the meantime.

But I forgot that some people may first see the new code via the
published pu, not the list (e.g., if they are pulling and building pu
routinely with sparse).  I'll try to be better about making sure stuff
is actually published in pu for a cycle before merging to next.

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