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Re: [OB] Add cleanup, source.c
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 03:59:23PM -0700, Michael Snyder wrote:
>> > There's no call to do_cleanups in this function, so it's quite hard to
>> > see if this cleanup will be run or discarded if error is not called.
>> When are they ever discarded?
>> My last understanding of the mechanism was that the cleanups
>> always get called, eventually. Presumably when we return to
>> the command / event loop.
> No, that's not right. Cleanups are often discarded after a successful
> operation, in order to not free something that would have been cleaned
> up on error.
Well, I'm pretty sure you're mistaken.
Or put it another way -- one of us is mistaken, and naturally,
I think it's you. ;-)
1) From logic: I know that frequently when we allocate something,
we call a make_cleanup function to register it to be freed -- and
then we never actually free it. We depend on it being freed at
cleanup time. Which is exactly what we're doing here.
2) Empirically: I run gdb with this change, and set a breakpoint
at do_freeargv. It gets called, from command_handler (event-top.c).
So the change accomplishes what it is meant to do.
3) By example: in the same module (source.c), three other functions
call buildargv and make_cleanup_freeargv -- and none of them calls
So you're holding me to a higher standard than the preexisting code.