On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:31 AM, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote: > On ons, 2012-01-18 at 21:21 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote: >> On lör, 2012-01-07 at 16:41 -0500, Tom Lane wrote: >> > Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> writes: >> > > I suggest that we change PostgresMain(), PostmasterMain(), BackendRun(), >> > > WalSenderMain(), and WalSndLoop() to return void as well. >> > >> > I agree this code is not very consistent or useful, but one question: >> > what should the callers do if one of these functions *does* return? >> >> I was thinking of a two-pronged approach: First, add >> __attribute__((noreturn)) to the functions. This will cause a suitable >> compiler to verify on a source-code level that nothing actually returns >> from the function. And second, at the call site, put an abort(); /* >> not reached */. Together, this will make the code cleaner and more >> consistent, and will also help the compiler out a bit about the control >> flow. > > Patch for 9.3 attached.
Seems reasonable on a quick read-through. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers