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Title: Add the const qualifier to fields name and doc of public structs
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Interpreter Core Versions: Python 3.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: ncoghlan, python-dev, serhiy.storchaka
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2016-11-21 09:40 by serhiy.storchaka, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
const-name-and-doc-fields.patch serhiy.storchaka, 2016-11-21 09:40 review
Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 552 closed dstufft, 2017-03-31 16:36
Messages (4)
msg281340 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-11-21 09:40
Proposed patch makes the fields name and doc of structures PyMemberDef, PyGetSetDef, PyStructSequence_Field, PyStructSequence_Desc, and wrapperbase being of type "const char *" rather of "char *".

These structures often are initialized as static variables and name and doc fields are initialized from literal strings. These fields are always refer to constant string literal, NULL, or readonly UTF8 representation of a Unicode object. They are never refer to mutable data. Changing the data referred by these pointers is an error. Adding the const qualifier makes clear that this is an immutable data.

This change may need some changes in third-party code. But it needs to change only one line in CPython sources, and I believe that most third-party projects don't need any changes at all.
msg281357 - (view) Author: Nick Coghlan (ncoghlan) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-11-21 14:04
+1 from me. The only thing I noticed in the patch was that the issue number needs filling in now that you've filed it.
msg281434 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2016-11-22 05:58
New changeset 42b0ba372ec2 by Serhiy Storchaka in branch 'default':
Issue #28761: The fields name and doc of structures PyMemberDef, PyGetSetDef,
msg281436 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-11-22 06:03
Thanks Nick.
Date User Action Args
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2017-03-31 16:36:34dstufftsetpull_requests: + pull_request1068
2016-11-22 06:04:38serhiy.storchakasetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
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2016-11-22 06:03:58serhiy.storchakasetmessages: + msg281436
2016-11-22 05:58:45python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
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2016-11-21 14:04:34ncoghlansetmessages: + msg281357
2016-11-21 09:40:15serhiy.storchakacreate