|Title||External interface contains useless "fixed" object format|
|Assigned user||Gareth Rees|
|Description||The external interface to the MPS  declares the structure "mps_fmt_fixed_s" which is just like "mps_fmt_A_s" except for the lack of a skip method. The only place this structure is used is as an argument to mps_fmt_create_fixed.|
It seems that this is an object format suitable for pools containing formatted objects of fixed size. (Such a pool would not need to call the skip method to work out the size of each object.) However, there are no such pools, so this object format cannot be used.
1. Remove mps_fmt_fixed_s and mps_fmt_create_fixed from the external interface.
2. Write an automatic fixed size pool class that could use it.
GDR 2013-05-27: I documented and deprecated them.
|Created by||Gareth Rees|
|Created on||2012-10-18 16:33:19|
|Last modified by||Gareth Rees|
|Last modified on||2013-05-28 16:15:25|
|History||2012-10-18 GDR Created.|
|182277||closed||2013-05-28 16:10:08||Gareth Rees||New public function mps_fmt_create_k creates an object format using the keyword argument interface.
Deprecate the format variant structures (mps_fmt_A_s, mps_fmt_B_s, mps_fmt_auto_header_s, mps_fmt_fixed_s) and the old interface (mps_fmt_create_A, mps_fmt_create_B, mps_fmt_create_auto_header, mps_fmt_create_fixed).