[GRASS-dev] Re: About the vector changes

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 10 03:01:05 EDT 2009

> [...] An integer literal without a
> trailing suffix is an "int". Using a larger type to hold the value
> where necessary is a gcc extension. Other compilers may simply
> truncate the value to an int, even if off_t is 64 bits.
> The latest change:
> 	#define OFF_T_TEST 0x0102030405060708LL
> will fail to compile with a compiler which doesn't have long long int.
> Both the definition and use of OFF_T_TEST need to be conditionalised
> with "#ifdef HAVE_LONG_LONG_INT".
OK. But on Linux 32 without LFS I get

port_init.c:217: warning: overflow in implicit constant conversion

at compile time because long long int is available but sizeof(off_t) = 
4. Portability and its test is ok because OFF_T_TEST is not used in this 
To avoid this warning I could use in port_init()

u_o = OFF_T_TEST;
u_o = LONG_TEST;
u_o = LONG_TEST;

but I am not sure if HAVE_LARGEFILES is always set on 64bit systems also 
without --enable-largefile.
> I still see:
> 719:	    s[top].sn.branch[j].child.id =
> 720:		(int)s[top].childpos[j];
> 754:				s[top].sn.branch[j].child.id =
> 755:				    (int)s[top].childpos[j];
> Also:
> 1011:			if (!shcb((int)s[top].sn.branch[i].child, cbarg)) {
> A narrowing cast always brings up the question of "what if the value
> won't fit in the destination type"?
> Am I missing something, or is childpos[j] *always* an "int"? 
On level 0, it is always an int. It's the ID of the rectangle passed to
int RTreeInsertRect(struct Rect *r, int tid, struct RTree *t)
as tid. That applies to all three cases above.

I am writing out the rectangle ID as off_t although it is int and have 
to read it as off_t then cast it to int again when loading the sidx file 
to memory for updating. Of course I could also write the ID as int and 
read it as int, then there would be no type casting, at the cost of one 
more if ... else ... .
> If so,
> why is it stored in the file as an off_t?
On higher levels (RTree internal nodes), it is the position in file of 
the child nodes of a node. For large sidx files, off_t is needed. The 
corresponding line in spindex_rw.c is

668 s[top].pos[s[top].branch_id - 1] = nextfreepos;

where I set the node positions in file as off_t.

This is related to the use of union Child: on level 0, int id is used, 
on higher levels, struct Node *ptr is used.

Markus M

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