Am 21.05.2014 18:58, schrieb Jeff King:
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 09:11:19PM +0200, Karsten Blees wrote:
>> Add trace_performance and trace_performance_since macros that print file
>> name, line number, time and an optional printf-formatted text to the file
>> specified in environment variable GIT_TRACE_PERFORMANCE.
>> Unless enabled via GIT_TRACE_PERFORMANCE, these macros have no noticeable
>> impact on performance, so that test code may be shipped in release builds.
>> MSVC: variadic macros (__VA_ARGS__) require VC++ 2005 or newer.
> I think we still have some Unix compilers that do not do variadic
> macros, either. For a while, people were compiling with antique stuff
> like SUNWspro and MIPSpro. I don't know if they still do, if they use
> gcc on such systems now, or if those systems have finally been
> decomissioned.
> But either we need to change our stance on variadic macros, or this
> feature needs to be able to be compiled conditionally.
> -Peff

Macros are mainly used to supply __FILE__ and __LINE__, so that lazy people 
don't need to think of a unique message for each use of trace_performance_*. 
Without __FILE__, __LINE__ and message, the output would be pretty useless 
(i.e. just the time without any additional info).

If there's platforms that don't support variadic macros, I'd suggest to drop 
the __FILE__ __LINE__ feature completely and make message mandatory (with the 
added benefit that manually provided messages don't change if the code is 
moved, i.e. trace logs would become somewhat comparable across versions).

(adding cc: Dscho as IIRC the __FILE__ __LINE__ idea was originally his).

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