Stefan Beller wrote:
> On 08/20/2013 03:31 PM, Johannes Sixt wrote:
>>> + packdir = mkpathdup("%s/pack", get_object_directory());
>>> + packtmp = mkpathdup("%s/.tmp-%d-pack", packdir, getpid());
>> Should this not be
>> packdir = xstrdup(git_path("pack"));
>> packtmp = xstrdup(git_path("pack/.tmp-%d-pack", getpid()));
> Just a question for documentational purpose. ;)
> Am I right suggesting the following:
> Use parameters to build the path on the filesystem,
> i.e. create required folders and then return a duplicate
> of that path. The caller is responsible to free the memory
Right. mkpathdup is basically just mkpath composed with xstrdup,
except that it avoids stomping on mkpath's buffers.
The corresponding almost-shortcut for xstrdup(git_path(s)) is
git_pathdup(s). But that's a minor detail.
Maybe a new Documentation/technical/api-paths.txt is in order.
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