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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3-RESEND 03/28] libxl: ocaml: avoid reserved words in type and field names.

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [PATCH v3-RESEND 03/28] libxl: ocaml: avoid reserved 
words in type and field names."):
> On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 15:24 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > That would be fine by me.  I would marginally prefer to simply dump a
> > list of the ocaml keywords into the ocaml idl generator.
> http://caml.inria.fr/pub/docs/manual-ocaml-4.01/manual044.html seems to
> have a list, I suppose it is reasonably static across ocaml updates?
> It's not too insane to include it all now. Using most of them in our ABI
> would be a bug in our ABI IMHO


> and/or are already C reserved words (e.g. "else", "false" etc).

Irrelevant now, but I would be tempted to say that if we would really
want to pick a C reserved word for an IDL item we should do a similar
workaround for C.  Ie I don't think C should be special.  But C's set
of reserved words is small enough that it's not very likely.

And even more irrelevant: this happened to me in a previous life.  We
had an IDL-based code generator.  One of the fields in one of our
structs was called "export".  A few years later, the C++ people
decided to introduce a new keyword, "export".  We were quite cross...


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