can barebox avoid creating typedefs just for struct shortcuts?

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at
Mon Dec 21 05:04:07 EST 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 04:22:43AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i noticed the following:
> $ grep -rw gd_t *
> arch/arm/include/asm/global_data.h:typedef	struct	global_data gd_t;
> arch/ppc/include/asm/global_data.h: * Keep it *SMALL* and remember to set CFG_GBL_DATA_SIZE > sizeof(gd_t)
> arch/ppc/include/asm/global_data.h:} gd_t;
> arch/sandbox/include/asm/global_data.h:typedef	struct	global_data gd_t;
> $
>   it's obvious that the typedef "gd_t" is being created as a
> time-saving shortcut.  that approach has been actively discouraged in
> the main kernel tree for quite some time, as it just obfuscates the
> code.

Ack. I normally remove the typedefs when I find them.
In barebox we do not have global_data, so the whole file can be removed.

> there are, of course, numerous typedefs being used to support
> legitimately opaque types, but creating more of them just to save
> keystrokes is now frowned upon.
>   and since it looks like no one is actually using that one yet, does
> anyone mind if i remove it?

Nope, go ahead.


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