Re: assorted code cleanup

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Michael Paquier <michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: assorted code cleanup
Date: 2017-09-11 18:48:09
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On 9/7/17 14:53, Tom Lane wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
>> On 9/5/17 15:32, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> I do agree with the idea that we should use the * notation in cases where
>>> the reader might otherwise think that a plain function was being invoked,
>>> ie I don't like
>>> some_function_pointer(args);
>>> Even if the compiler isn't confused, readers might be. But in the case of
>>> structname->pointerfield(args);
>>> it's impossible to read that as a plain function call, so I'm okay with
>>> dropping the extra punctuation there.
>> Committed that way. Thanks.
> Is it worth memorializing this in the docs somewhere, perhaps
> "53.4. Miscellaneous Coding Conventions" ?


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