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

Maarten Bosmans mkbosmans at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 00:31:46 PST 2011

2011/11/8 David Henningsson <david.henningsson at canonical.com>:
> 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.

That's exactly why you should compile without asserts enable for
production builds.

> In short, assertions are better than nothing, but proper error handling is
> better than assertions.
> --
> David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.
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