[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH 2/6] Turn device ports into reference counted objects

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Tue Nov 8 00:00:16 PST 2011

On 11/03/2011 07:33 PM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> This looks good too. I'd really like the pa_device_port_hashmap_free()
> function behavior change to match all other *_free() functions, though.

I do acknowledge the consistency argument, but I think we're over-using 
asserts in this project in general. From a development perspective, it 
might be useful, but from maintaining PA downstream, I'm tired of PA 
crashing every time something happens that the developer did not 
anticipate. Especially in destructors like this one, we should could try 
to free what we can instead of crashing.

In short, assertions are better than nothing, but proper error handling 
is better than assertions.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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