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authorNicolas Pitre <>2007-10-17 01:55:49 (GMT)
committerShawn O. Pearce <>2007-10-17 06:54:57 (GMT)
commit4049b9cfc082affc6365539138f6f5c546bb5685 (patch)
tree37c698b4622297eba91925d00eeb97094e95f141 /pack.h
parent7ba502c47bda21d060844863991083f4c319d436 (diff)
fix const issues with some functions
Two functions, namely write_idx_file() and open_pack_file(), currently return a const pointer. However that pointer is either a copy of the first argument, or set to a malloc'd buffer when that first argument is null. In the later case it is wrong to qualify that pointer as const since ownership of the buffer is transferred to the caller to dispose of, and obviously the free() function is not meant to be passed const pointers. Making the return pointer not const causes a warning when the first argument is returned since that argument is also marked const. The correct thing to do is therefore to remove the const qualifiers, avoiding the need for ugly casts only to silence some warnings. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
Diffstat (limited to 'pack.h')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/pack.h b/pack.h
index f357c9f..cab4aa8 100644
--- a/pack.h
+++ b/pack.h
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ struct pack_idx_entry {
off_t offset;
-extern const char *write_idx_file(const char *index_name, struct pack_idx_entry **objects, int nr_objects, unsigned char *sha1);
+extern char *write_idx_file(char *index_name, struct pack_idx_entry **objects, int nr_objects, unsigned char *sha1);
extern int verify_pack(struct packed_git *, int);
extern void fixup_pack_header_footer(int, unsigned char *, const char *, uint32_t);