r17929 - gnucash/trunk/src/engine - Doxygen: Adjust the style of a comment block for consistency and to eliminate a splint warning.

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at rogers.com
Tue Feb 17 13:32:01 EST 2009

On February 17, 2009 01:29:13 pm Charles Day wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Phil Longstaff <plongstaff at rogers.com>wrote:
> > Yesterday, I started looking at splint to see if it would find any
> > potential
> > problems in the SQL backend.  I've seen a reference on the web to
> > integrating
> > splint into automake-generated projects but haven't followed through.  I
> > may
> > create a new branch to investigate the benefits of full annotation, since
> > you
> > can have splint track ownership of memory, routine pre/post conditions,
> > and other interesting issues.
> That might be a good idea, as my splint results are full of memory
> management warnings that are mostly false positives. Splint seems to assume
> that functions returning pointers are "only" in style. On the other hand,
> I'm not quite sure what the proper annotation should be for something
> like gnc_get_current_book() or xaccSplitGetParent().

I think the right annotation is "observer" since the caller observes but does 
not modify the returned value.


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