On 2016-12-31 12:08:22 -0500, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> There is a common coding pattern that goes like this:
>     RestrictInfo *rinfo = (RestrictInfo *) lfirst(lc);
>     Assert(IsA(rinfo, RestrictInfo));

> I propose a macro castNode() that combines the assertion and the cast,
> so this would become
>     RestrictInfo *rinfo = castNode(RestrictInfo, lfirst(lc));

I'm quite a bit in favor of something like this, having proposed it
before ;)

> +#define castNode(_type_,nodeptr)     (AssertMacro(!nodeptr || 
> IsA(nodeptr,_type_)), (_type_ *)(nodeptr))

ISTM that we need to do the core part of this in an inline function, to
avoid multiple evaluation hazards - which seem quite likely to occur
here - it's pretty common to cast the result of a function after all.

Something like

static inline Node*
castNodeImpl(void *c, enum NodeTag t)
    Assert(c == NULL || IsA(c, t));
    return c;

#define castNode(_type_, nodeptr) ((_type_ *) castNodeImpl(nodeptr, _type_))

should work without too much trouble afaics?


Andres Freund

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