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Re: [patch] give gpioctl.c some love

In article <>, Marc Balmer  <> wrote:
>Am 22.08.15 um 11:20 schrieb Felix Deichmann:
>> Am 22.08.2015 um 10:15 schrieb Marc Balmer:
>>> Imo, this patch does not solve a problem, but creates new ones, maybe...
>>>   The constness that you sprinkle is definitely not needed, only makes
>>> the code cluttered imo.
>> This "constness" is mainly adding "pointers to const" in function
>> arguments and for strings. Some will consider this good style to say the
>> least (MISRA, CERT C Coding Standard), and some even claim it will allow
>> for better compiler optimization.
>I agree for libraries, but not for tools where such functions are only
>used internally.  And only that some committees consider sth good style
>does not mandate that I use it.

Const is good whe used properly; it helps the compiler and the programmer.


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