Re: [hackers] [quark] Use sizeof() instead of magic constants || FRIGN

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:53:57 +0200

On 5 September 2016 at 09:50, FRIGN <> wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:42:47 +0200
> Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
>> Why is typedef'ing structs bad practice?
> because there's no reason for it other than syntax candy. It also hides

That's wrong. There are good reasons like forward declarations /
opaque type definitions that incorporate typedef.

> from the user what he is dealing with and when I want to lookup a
> struct definition I often have to jungle-jump across multiple typedef
> layers to finally reach the definition.

Of course typedef's can over-complicate code, but they can also
simplify code. I'm referring to the latter.

One can find good and bad examples, imho dwm/dmenu are good examples
of typedef usage. I'm just referring to those.

Granted, Xlib is more of the sort bad example.

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