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Re: argmatch: accept perfect matches in documented arglists

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: argmatch: accept perfect matches in documented arglists
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 14:14:02 +0200

Hey Bruno,

> Le 19 mai 2019 à 14:01, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> a écrit :
>> Or are you suggesting that users should define their own type.  Or do you 
>> mean to provide a macro to instantiate such a type given a data type?  Or 
>> are you suggesting to restrict to a single size data type?
> Yes, these are the possible options.
> As far as I understand, the type would consist of
>  - an int, an enum value, or even a pointer to a statically allocated object
>    defined by the programmer,
>  - a constant string: the option,
>  - (optional) a constant string: the documentation.


> Restricting the type of the first field does not look like a good idea to me.
> If the users define their own type, they have manual work when you add the
> documentation string or other new features to argmatch.

Agreed.  That was the motivation for the API change you referred to.

> So I would prefer a macro with one argument, the type of the first field.

That sounds good.


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