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Re: Finding unnecessary (K&R compat) casts


> I wanted to generate a complete list of such functions to know where
> to look for zapping spurious casts.  So far I have these for return
> values:
> 
> (m|c|re|xm|xc|xre)alloc
> xmemdup
> alloca
> htab_fin(d|d_slot|d_with_hash|d_slot_with_hash)
> ggc_[a-z_]*alloc[a-z_]*
> 

Seems like a pretty good start. I've tried this

find . -name '*.c' -exec egrep -H '\([[:alnum:]_]+ \*\)[ ]*[[:alnum:]_]+[ 
]*\(' {} \;

and found read_seek and strchr to be the highlights.

> for argument casts I have these functions:
> 
> mem[a-z]+
> 

free


I've also seen some suprious casts of function return values to void.
Are you getting rid of those as well?

Florian


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