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From: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>
To: John Snow <jsnow@redhat.com>
Cc: Michael Roth <michael.roth@amd.com>,
	Cleber Rosa <crosa@redhat.com>,
	qemu-devel@nongnu.org, Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 10/19] qapi/expr.py: Add casts in a few select cases
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:33:39 +0100
Message-ID: <87mturs3p8.fsf@dusky.pond.sub.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210325060356.4040114-11-jsnow@redhat.com> (John Snow's message of "Thu, 25 Mar 2021 02:03:47 -0400")

John Snow <jsnow@redhat.com> writes:

> Casts are instructions to the type checker only, they aren't "safe" and
> should probably be avoided in general. In this case, when we perform
> type checking on a nested structure, the type of each field does not
> "stick".
>
> (See PEP 647 for an example of "type narrowing" that does "stick".
>  It is available in Python 3.10, so we can't use it yet.)
>
> We don't need to assert that something is a str if we've already checked
> or asserted that it is -- use a cast instead for these cases.
>
> Signed-off-by: John Snow <jsnow@redhat.com>
> ---
>  scripts/qapi/expr.py | 10 +++++-----
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/qapi/expr.py b/scripts/qapi/expr.py
> index ca5ab7bfda..505e67bd21 100644
> --- a/scripts/qapi/expr.py
> +++ b/scripts/qapi/expr.py
> @@ -15,7 +15,7 @@
>  # See the COPYING file in the top-level directory.
>  
>  import re
> -from typing import Dict, Optional
> +from typing import Dict, Optional, cast
>  
>  from .common import c_name
>  from .error import QAPISemError
> @@ -259,7 +259,7 @@ def check_enum(expr, info):
>  
>  
>  def check_struct(expr, info):
> -    name = expr['struct']
> +    name = cast(str, expr['struct'])  # Asserted in check_exprs

"Asserted" suggests an an assert statement.  It's actually the
check_name_is_str() visible in the last hunk.  What about "Checked in
check_exprs()" or "Ensured by check_exprs()"?

>      members = expr['data']
>  
>      check_type(members, info, "'data'", allow_dict=name)
> @@ -267,7 +267,7 @@ def check_struct(expr, info):
>  
>  
>  def check_union(expr, info):
> -    name = expr['union']
> +    name = cast(str, expr['union'])  # Asserted in check_exprs
>      base = expr.get('base')
>      discriminator = expr.get('discriminator')
>      members = expr['data']
> @@ -366,8 +366,8 @@ def check_exprs(exprs):
>          else:
>              raise QAPISemError(info, "expression is missing metatype")
>  
> -        name = expr[meta]
> -        check_name_is_str(name, info, "'%s'" % meta)
> +        check_name_is_str(expr[meta], info, "'%s'" % meta)
> +        name = cast(str, expr[meta])
>          info.set_defn(meta, name)
>          check_defn_name_str(name, info, meta)



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Thread overview: 59+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-25  6:03 [PATCH v4 00/19] qapi: static typing conversion, pt3 John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 01/19] qapi/expr: Comment cleanup John Snow
2021-03-25 15:41   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-25 20:06     ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 02/19] flake8: Enforce shorter line length for comments and docstrings John Snow
2021-03-25 15:21   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-25 20:20     ` John Snow
2021-03-26  6:26       ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-26 16:30         ` John Snow
2021-03-26 16:44           ` Peter Maydell
2021-04-08  8:32             ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-08  8:58             ` Daniel P. Berrangé
2021-04-09  9:33               ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-09 17:08                 ` John Snow
2021-04-08  8:35           ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-16 12:44   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-16 20:25     ` John Snow
2021-04-17 10:52       ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-20 18:06         ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 03/19] qapi/expr.py: Remove 'info' argument from nested check_if_str John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 04/19] qapi/expr.py: Check for dict instead of OrderedDict John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 05/19] qapi/expr.py: constrain incoming expression types John Snow
2021-03-25 14:04   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-25 20:48     ` John Snow
2021-03-26  5:40       ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-26 17:12         ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 06/19] qapi/expr.py: Add assertion for union type 'check_dict' John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 07/19] qapi/expr.py: move string check upwards in check_type John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 08/19] qapi: add tests for invalid 'data' field type John Snow
2021-03-25 14:24   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 09/19] qapi/expr.py: Check type of 'data' member John Snow
2021-03-25 14:26   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-25 21:04     ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 10/19] qapi/expr.py: Add casts in a few select cases John Snow
2021-03-25 14:33   ` Markus Armbruster [this message]
2021-03-25 23:32     ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 11/19] qapi/expr.py: Modify check_keys to accept any Collection John Snow
2021-03-25 14:45   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-25 23:37     ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 12/19] qapi/expr.py: add type hint annotations John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 13/19] qapi/expr.py: Consolidate check_if_str calls in check_if John Snow
2021-03-25 15:15   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-26  0:07     ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 14/19] qapi/expr.py: Remove single-letter variable John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 15/19] qapi/expr.py: enable pylint checks John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 16/19] qapi/expr.py: Add docstrings John Snow
2021-04-14 15:04   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-17  1:00     ` John Snow
2021-04-17 13:18       ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-21  1:27         ` John Snow
2021-04-21 13:58           ` Markus Armbruster
2021-04-21 18:20             ` John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 17/19] qapi/expr.py: Use tuples instead of lists for static data John Snow
2021-03-25 15:19   ` Markus Armbruster
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 18/19] qapi/expr.py: move related checks inside check_xxx functions John Snow
2021-03-25  6:03 ` [PATCH v4 19/19] qapi/expr.py: Use an expression checker dispatch table John Snow
2021-03-25 15:46 ` [PATCH v4 00/19] qapi: static typing conversion, pt3 Markus Armbruster
2021-03-26  0:40 ` John Snow
2021-03-26 18:01 ` John Snow

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