[kaffe] Moving away from macros to inlined functions

Guilhem Lavaux guilhem at kaffe.org
Sat Sep 20 13:19:02 PDT 2003

Dalibor Topic wrote:

> Hi,
> this is a simple code hygene issue: I'd like to move away from using 
> preprocessor macros all over kaffe's C sources, to use inline 
> functions. Since the gdb debugger has a much better time with inlines, 
> the gcc compiler produces more useful error and warning messages, 
> inlines can be prototyped to check for type violations, and so on.
> I'd like to start with BEGIN/END_EXCEPTION_HANDLING in jni.c and the 
> sysdepCallMethod on arm, as that's what I'm trying to debug at the 
> moment. Is everyone O.K. with the idea to move away from macros?
> cheers,
> dalibor topic

As far as it doesn't complicate kaffe's structure I don't see why we 
should keep them. By the way, introducing true function calls helps the 
programmers to keep a clean way to program. Usually macros are bad 
used... So this should be done at a time or another. I am for it.


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