On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 04:42:49PM +0200, Michael J Gruber wrote:

> > And this mass of almost-the-same functions is gross, too, especially
> > given that the object_context contains a mode itself.
> Well, it's just providing different ways to call into the one and only
> function, in order to satisfy different callers' needs. It's not unheard
> of (or rather: unseen) in our code, is it?

No, we have instances of it already. And they're ugly, too. :) I think
when we hit more than 2 or 3 wrappers it is time to start thinking
whether they can be consolidated.  I think it is mostly the overlap in
context and mode that makes me find this one particularly ugly. But it's
probably not solvable without some pretty heavy refactoring.

> I vaguely seem to recall we had some more general framework cooking but
> I may be wrong (I was offline due to sickness for a while). It was about
> attaching some additional info to something. Yes, I said "vaguely" ...

Yeah, I really wanted to keep the context inside the object_array, but
it means either wasting a lot of space (due to over-large buffers) or
having the array elements be variable-sized (with a flex-array for the
pathname). And object_array entries already have a memory-leak problem
from the "name" field, which I think we just punt on elsewhere. So I
think this is probably the lesser of the possible evils.

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