DTS Bytestrings Representation in /dts-v1/ files
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Fri Nov 9 11:21:38 EST 2007
On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 01:18:50PM -0600, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> 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 ];
Or, equivalently, like this:
stuff = [0b3122deeaadbeef];
I think it's important to be aware of the more compact form when
considering whether to change the representation.
> 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 ];
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