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Re: Objective-C PATCH: Make synthetic decls and defns match

On Friday, Jun 27, 2003, at 18:12 US/Pacific, Zack Weinberg wrote:

Ziemowit Laski <> writes:

On Friday, Jun 27, 2003, at 17:51 US/Pacific, Zack Weinberg wrote:

My patch that detects 'static' mismatches between declarations and
definitions, found a whole bunch of places where the Objective C front
end generates a synthetic declaration marked extern, then later a
synthetic definition of that symbol marked static. This patch
attempts to correct all of these places. I am not checking this in
because it's not obvious to me that I corrected them all the right
way, nor is it clear that I got them all. Could Objective C people
please give some feedback on this patch?

FWIW, I just checked, and we already have an equivalent mod in our local Apple tree. :-) (I ran into this while bringing up ObjC++.)

That's a useful data point at least. Is it precisely equivalent?

Well, instead if setting TREE_PUBLIC () to 0, we often just leave them alone,
since presumably the whole structure was calloc'ed anyway. In some of
the cases, I also had to prevent TREE_READONLY () from being set to appease
the C++ gods (I forget the exact nature of their wrath, though).

That is, does it affect all the same things, no other things, and in
the same way for all of them?

I think you should also handle

struct objc_category _OBJC_CATEGORY_<name>;

in forward_declare_categories ().  Other than that, I think you caught
all the places.

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