Re: [PATCH] sal cleanup

From: Matthew Wilcox <>
Date: 2004-03-02 03:03:03
On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 03:02:06PM -0800, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 22:42:15 +0000, Matthew Wilcox <> said:
>   Matthew> I actually can't find a name for the ?: operator in the C
>   Matthew> FAQ.
> conditional expression?

I remembered I had a copy of the C99 spec ... 6.5.15 calls it the
"conditional operator".  I also found a document calling it the "ternary

> I'd really prefer sal_revision() combined with a SAL_VERSION() macro.
> I can just look at that and intuitively understand what it's doing
> (especially given the symmetry with the LINUX_VERSION macros), whereas
> with the sal_version_check() function, I have to go look at it's
> definition.

Okey dokey, done.  I'll send it as a separate message to keep the
?:??! discussion out of the changelog ;-)

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the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those
conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse
to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince 
himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep 
he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." -- Mark Twain
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