On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 12:55:23AM +0200, René Scharfe wrote:
> Most struct child_process variables are cleared using memset right after
> declaration. Provide a macro, CHILD_PROCESS_INIT, that can be used to
> initialize them statically instead. That's shorter, doesn't require a
> function call and is slightly more readable (especially given that we
> already have similar macros like STRBUF_INIT, ARGV_ARRAY_INIT etc.).
I think one reason we never had an INIT macro here is that you cannot
simply use the struct after zero-ing it anyway. That's just the first
step, and then you have to tweak a bunch of fields to get what you want.
So the memset is just one setup line out of many.
Still, I think this is probably an improvement for the reasons you give
above, and we can still memset() in any cases where it makes sense.
Patch itself looks obviously correct.
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