[cfe-commits] [PATCH] Use ExprResult& instead of Expr *& in Sema

John Wiegley johnw at boostpro.com
Fri Mar 4 20:01:19 PST 2011

John Wiegley <johnw at boostpro.com> writes:

> This patch authored by Eric Niebler.
> Many methods on the Sema class (e.g. ConvertPropertyForRValue) take Expr
> pointers as in/out parameters (Expr *&).  This is especially true for the
> routines that apply implicit conversions to nodes in-place.  This design is
> workable only as long as those conversions cannot fail.  If they are allowed
> to fail, they need a way to report their failures.  The typical way of doing
> this in clang is to use an ExprResult, which has an extra bit to signal a
> valid/invalid state.  Returning ExprResult is de riguour elsewhere in the Sema
> interface.  We suggest changing the Expr *& parameters in the Sema interface
> to ExprResult &.  This increases interface consistency and maintainability.

I have updated this patch to include a few corrections from Eric, and also
resolved some merge conflicts with very recent changes in Subversion.


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