DTS Bytestrings Representation in /dts-v1/ files

Josh Boyer jwboyer at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Nov 9 06:33:34 EST 2007

On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 13:18:50 -0600
Jon Loeliger <jdl at jdl.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> When the new DTS /dts-v1/ support is released Real Soon Now,
> it will support C-like literal constants.  Hex values will be
> prefixed with 0x, binary with 0b, and bare numbers will be
> decimal unless they start with a leading 0.
> One outstanding question on which I'd like some feedback
> is the issue of bytestring value representation.
> Currently they look like this:
>     stuff = [ 0b 31 22 de ea ad be ef ];
> One opinion is to have them continue to look like that
> and be in hex only.
> Another opinion is to allow the new, consistent  C-style
> literals and expressions so that one could have:
>     new_stuff = [ 0x31 49 '1' 23 17 ];
> Opinions?

My off-the-cuff opinion is to leave them as they are today.  They seem
to mostly be used for MAC addresses, and you don't really see a whole
lot of those with the 0x prefix before every number.

At the same time, inconsistency sucks.


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