Bug 18038

Summary: patch to avoid gcc warning in libXext
Product: xorg Reporter: Peter Breitenlohner <peb>
Component: Lib/XextAssignee: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium Keywords: patch
Version: 7.3 (2007.09)   
Hardware: Other   
OS: All   
i915 platform: i915 features:
Description Flags
patch to avoid gcc warning in libXext-1.0.4 none

Description Peter Breitenlohner 2008-10-13 02:04:26 UTC
Created attachment 19616 [details] [review]
patch to avoid gcc warning in libXext-1.0.4

Attached is a small patch to avoid the (only) gcc warning in libXext (V 1.0.4)
    ../../libXext-1.0.4/src/extutil.c:272: warning: passing arg 2 of pointer to          function discards qualifiers from pointer target type

It's nice that you have added proper prototypes somewhere between V 1.0.2 and V 1.0.4, but unfortunately that now causes a compiler warning.

The handler may do many things, but it certainly must not modify the strings
passed to it as arg 2 (ext_name) and arg 3 (reason).

IMHO, the proper way to handle all this is to declare a function pointer type in
Xext.h and then use that type in extutil.c and globals.c.

If that makes it necessary to create new versions xextproto-7.0.4 and
libXext-1.0.5 (requiring xextproto >= 7.0.4), so be it.
Comment 1 Paulo C├ęsar Pereira de Andrade 2009-01-29 11:35:02 UTC
  Thanks for the patch.

It was corrected in commit
and a new version of xextproto (7.0.5) with
the required header changes released.

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