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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] comments on API changes
From: Samuel Thibault (samuel.thibault_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-02 11:46:17

Fawzi Mohamed, le Fri 02 Apr 2010 17:34:20 +0200, a écrit :
> would be fine with me, planning to add al lot of flags? because there
> is still lot of space to grow (and one can later switch to 64 bit... :)

Just switching to 64bits would break the ABI. It's better to just use
chars and be done with the ABI :)

> >>HWLOC_OBJ_SYSTEM seems on the way out
> >
> >It isn't :)
> >
> >>I treated it just as a MACHINE anyway,
> >
> >What do you mean by this? They really are not supposed to be the
> >same,
> >as Brice explained.
> I understand, but in the end I am just interested in building a
> structure to have a sequence where you first look at neighbors, and
> then further and further away, so I use both just as a way got keep
> together things that have the same "distance".

Mmm, I don't understand. Why would you need to have a look at the type?
Can't you test the parent pointer to know whether you got at the top of
the hierarchy?