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-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/api-path-list.txt126
-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/api-string-list.txt128
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diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
index d2a0a76..f628c1f 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
+++ b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@ For C programs:
- Use the API. No, really. We have a strbuf (variable length
string), several arrays with the ALLOC_GROW() macro, a
- path_list for sorted string lists, a hash map (mapping struct
+ string_list for sorted string lists, a hash map (mapping struct
objects) named "struct decorate", amongst other things.
- When you come up with an API, document it.
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-path-list.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-path-list.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index 9dbedd0..0000000
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-path-list.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,126 +0,0 @@
-path-list API
-=============
-
-The path_list API offers a data structure and functions to handle sorted
-and unsorted string lists.
-
-The name is a bit misleading, a path_list may store not only paths but
-strings in general.
-
-The caller:
-
-. Allocates and clears a `struct path_list` variable.
-
-. Initializes the members. You might want to set the flag `strdup_paths`
- if the strings should be strdup()ed. For example, this is necessary
- when you add something like git_path("..."), since that function returns
- a static buffer that will change with the next call to git_path().
-+
-If you need something advanced, you can manually malloc() the `items`
-member (you need this if you add things later) and you should set the
-`nr` and `alloc` members in that case, too.
-
-. Adds new items to the list, using `path_list_append` or `path_list_insert`.
-
-. Can check if a string is in the list using `path_list_has_path` or
- `unsorted_path_list_has_path` and get it from the list using
- `path_list_lookup` for sorted lists.
-
-. Can sort an unsorted list using `sort_path_list`.
-
-. Finally it should free the list using `path_list_clear`.
-
-Example:
-
-----
-struct path_list list;
-int i;
-
-memset(&list, 0, sizeof(struct path_list));
-path_list_append("foo", &list);
-path_list_append("bar", &list);
-for (i = 0; i < list.nr; i++)
- printf("%s\n", list.items[i].path)
-----
-
-NOTE: It is more efficient to build an unsorted list and sort it
-afterwards, instead of building a sorted list (`O(n log n)` instead of
-`O(n^2)`).
-+
-However, if you use the list to check if a certain string was added
-already, you should not do that (using unsorted_path_list_has_path()),
-because the complexity would be quadratic again (but with a worse factor).
-
-Functions
----------
-
-* General ones (works with sorted and unsorted lists as well)
-
-`print_path_list`::
-
- Dump a path_list to stdout, useful mainly for debugging purposes. It
- can take an optional header argument and it writes out the
- string-pointer pairs of the path_list, each one in its own line.
-
-`path_list_clear`::
-
- Free a path_list. The `path` pointer of the items will be freed in case
- the `strdup_paths` member of the path_list is set. The second parameter
- controls if the `util` pointer of the items should be freed or not.
-
-* Functions for sorted lists only
-
-`path_list_has_path`::
-
- Determine if the path_list has a given string or not.
-
-`path_list_insert`::
-
- Insert a new element to the path_list. The returned pointer can be handy
- if you want to write something to the `util` pointer of the
- path_list_item containing the just added string.
-+
-Since this function uses xrealloc() (which die()s if it fails) if the
-list needs to grow, it is safe not to check the pointer. I.e. you may
-write `path_list_insert(...)->util = ...;`.
-
-`path_list_lookup`::
-
- Look up a given string in the path_list, returning the containing
- path_list_item. If the string is not found, NULL is returned.
-
-* Functions for unsorted lists only
-
-`path_list_append`::
-
- Append a new string to the end of the path_list.
-
-`sort_path_list`::
-
- Make an unsorted list sorted.
-
-`unsorted_path_list_has_path`::
-
- It's like `path_list_has_path()` but for unsorted lists.
-+
-This function needs to look through all items, as opposed to its
-counterpart for sorted lists, which performs a binary search.
-
-Data structures
----------------
-
-* `struct path_list_item`
-
-Represents an item of the list. The `path` member is a pointer to the
-string, and you may use the `util` member for any purpose, if you want.
-
-* `struct path_list`
-
-Represents the list itself.
-
-. The array of items are available via the `items` member.
-. The `nr` member contains the number of items stored in the list.
-. The `alloc` member is used to avoid reallocating at every insertion.
- You should not tamper with it.
-. Setting the `strdup_paths` member to 1 will strdup() the strings
- before adding them, see above.
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-string-list.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-string-list.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..92b3ecd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-string-list.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,128 @@
+string-list API
+===============
+
+The string_list API offers a data structure and functions to handle sorted
+and unsorted string lists.
+
+The 'string_list' struct used to be called 'path_list', but was renamed
+because it is not specific to paths.
+
+The caller:
+
+. Allocates and clears a `struct string_list` variable.
+
+. Initializes the members. You might want to set the flag `strdup_strings`
+ if the strings should be strdup()ed. For example, this is necessary
+ when you add something like git_path("..."), since that function returns
+ a static buffer that will change with the next call to git_path().
++
+If you need something advanced, you can manually malloc() the `items`
+member (you need this if you add things later) and you should set the
+`nr` and `alloc` members in that case, too.
+
+. Adds new items to the list, using `string_list_append` or
+ `string_list_insert`.
+
+. Can check if a string is in the list using `string_list_has_string` or
+ `unsorted_string_list_has_string` and get it from the list using
+ `string_list_lookup` for sorted lists.
+
+. Can sort an unsorted list using `sort_string_list`.
+
+. Finally it should free the list using `string_list_clear`.
+
+Example:
+
+----
+struct string_list list;
+int i;
+
+memset(&list, 0, sizeof(struct string_list));
+string_list_append("foo", &list);
+string_list_append("bar", &list);
+for (i = 0; i < list.nr; i++)
+ printf("%s\n", list.items[i].path)
+----
+
+NOTE: It is more efficient to build an unsorted list and sort it
+afterwards, instead of building a sorted list (`O(n log n)` instead of
+`O(n^2)`).
++
+However, if you use the list to check if a certain string was added
+already, you should not do that (using unsorted_string_list_has_string()),
+because the complexity would be quadratic again (but with a worse factor).
+
+Functions
+---------
+
+* General ones (works with sorted and unsorted lists as well)
+
+`print_string_list`::
+
+ Dump a string_list to stdout, useful mainly for debugging purposes. It
+ can take an optional header argument and it writes out the
+ string-pointer pairs of the string_list, each one in its own line.
+
+`string_list_clear`::
+
+ Free a string_list. The `string` pointer of the items will be freed in
+ case the `strdup_strings` member of the string_list is set. The second
+ parameter controls if the `util` pointer of the items should be freed
+ or not.
+
+* Functions for sorted lists only
+
+`string_list_has_string`::
+
+ Determine if the string_list has a given string or not.
+
+`string_list_insert`::
+
+ Insert a new element to the string_list. The returned pointer can be
+ handy if you want to write something to the `util` pointer of the
+ string_list_item containing the just added string.
++
+Since this function uses xrealloc() (which die()s if it fails) if the
+list needs to grow, it is safe not to check the pointer. I.e. you may
+write `string_list_insert(...)->util = ...;`.
+
+`string_list_lookup`::
+
+ Look up a given string in the string_list, returning the containing
+ string_list_item. If the string is not found, NULL is returned.
+
+* Functions for unsorted lists only
+
+`string_list_append`::
+
+ Append a new string to the end of the string_list.
+
+`sort_string_list`::
+
+ Make an unsorted list sorted.
+
+`unsorted_string_list_has_string`::
+
+ It's like `string_list_has_string()` but for unsorted lists.
++
+This function needs to look through all items, as opposed to its
+counterpart for sorted lists, which performs a binary search.
+
+Data structures
+---------------
+
+* `struct string_list_item`
+
+Represents an item of the list. The `path` member is a pointer to the
+string, and you may use the `util` member for any purpose, if you want.
+
+* `struct string_list`
+
+Represents the list itself.
+
+. The array of items are available via the `items` member.
+. The `nr` member contains the number of items stored in the list.
+. The `alloc` member is used to avoid reallocating at every insertion.
+ You should not tamper with it.
+. Setting the `strdup_strings` member to 1 will strdup() the strings
+ before adding them, see above.