[PATCH v2 01/10] [media] Move mediabus format definition to a more standard place

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at osg.samsung.com
Fri Nov 7 03:50:25 PST 2014

Em Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:43:59 +0200
Sakari Ailus <sakari.ailus at iki.fi> escreveu:

>>  +enum media_bus_format {  
> There's no really a need to keep the definitions inside the enum. It looks a
> little bit confusing to me. That made me realise something I missed
> yesterday.
> There's a difference: the enum in C++ is a different thing than in C, and
> the enum type isn't able to contain any other values than those defined in
> the enumeration.
> So what I propose is the following. Keep enum v4l2_mbus_pixelcode around,
> including the enum values. Define new values for MEDIA_BUS_* equivalents
> using preprocessor macros, as you've done below. Drop the definition of enum
> media_bus_format, and use u32 (or uint32_t) type for the variables.
> This way the enum stays intact for existing C++ applications, and new
> applications will have to use a 32-bit type.

Yeah, enums at the public API is bad, as any change there can potentially
cause C++ apps to break.



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