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Re: [PATCH] hashmap: adjust documentation to reflect reality




Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> My second suggestion (which I'm on the fence about) is: would it better
> to just say "see t/helper/test-hashmap.c for a representative example?"

I also had the same thought.  It is rather unwieldy to ask people to
lift code from comment text, and it is also hard to maintain such a
commented out code to make sure it is up to date.

> I'm all for code examples in documentation, but this one is quite
> complex. The code in test-hashmap.c is not much more complex, and is at
> least guaranteed to compile and run.

Yup.  Exactly.

> It doesn't show off how to combine a flex-array with a hashmap as
> well, but I'm not sure how important that is. So I could go either
> way.

Likewise.

In any case, keeping a bad example as-is is less good than replacing
it with a corrected one, so I do not mind taking this patch as an
immediate first step, whether we later decide to remove it and refer
to an external file that has a real example that will be easier to
maintain and use.

Thanks.