Tom Lane said:
> Andreas Pflug <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> are you sure it's not just for beauty's sake?
> What I didn't like about your last patch was the close coupling of the
CIDR/netmask processing to the v4-to-v6 conversion; as Andrew pointed
out, you were hacking into hba.c functionality that overlapped with
SockAddr_cidr_mask. Doing the conversion after we've collected the
netmask seems a lot cleaner to me. Also, this way keeps a fairly decent
separation of interests between hba.c (parsing the hba.conf syntax) and
ip.c (messing with address representations).
>> While talking about beauty: that setting of *cidr_slash to '/' and 0
doesn't look too esthetic...
> It is ugly (and I didn't write it ;-)). But if we palloc'd a modified
version of the token we'd have to remember to pfree it, so it nets out to
about the same amount of code either way I think. If you wanna try to
clean it up more, be my guest ...
I wrote it :-) The reason is that alone of the tokens in this file
address/mask is a composite. I agree it is a bit ugly. In fact, this
whole function is ugly and getting uglier and needs recasting. I intend
to have a go at that, since I am partly responsible, but not in the
Nobody objected when the original patch from Kurt (including my bit) was
submitted, though, so it's a bit late to complain now about aesthetics.
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