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Re: [PATCH 0/5] obstacks again

On 10/29/2014 09:35 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Alan Modra wrote:
>> One thing though, I didn't put the ChangeLog diffs in the patch as I
>> usually add them when committing.
> Oh, I missed that.  I added them now.  For Gnulib it's better to put
> them into the patch.
>> It is no longer possible to shrink an obstack with obstack_blank (but
>> you can still do that with obstack_blank_fast).
> Ouch, I hadn't noticed that.  That's an incompatible change and I expect
> it will break real-world usage for no particularly good reason, so we
> really need to fix this.  How about making the 2nd argument to
> obstack_blank and obstack_blank_fast be of type ptrdiff_t rather than
> size_t?

It breaks GNU M4, for a starter :)  But at least we predicted that it
would happen, and I'm hoping the fallback of obstack_blank_fast does the

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