Then I will change it :)
Thanks for looking at it!
On Jun 30, 2009, at 6:01 PM, Kevin Lewis wrote:
> Yes, your analysis seems to be correct in that the return true is a
> catch22 that cannot happen. It will only return true if the
> recursive call returns true.
> Lars-Erik Bjørk wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I have been looking at indexRootPage::splitIndexPage, and a small
>> part of it seems a little strange to me. It will not provoke a bug,
>> but it is confusing when reading it.
>> The method is declared to return a bool. When splitting an index
>> page, the method will recursively call itself if the parent page
>> also needs to be split. The recursion will stop when the parent
>> page does not need to be split, or the root page is split. In this
>> case, it will return false.
>> The recursion looks like this
>> if (splitIndexPage (dbb, indexId, parentBdb, transId, result,
>> splitPageNumber, (parentBdb-
>> >pageNumber == rootPageNumber)))
>> return true;
>> However, this is the only place the method returns true, so
>> therefore it can actually never return true.
>> The return value, which will always be false is also used in a
>> branch in IndexRootPage::addIndexEntry.
>> Do you agree with this? It is ok if I rewrite this to be a void
>> method instead? It will improve the readability, and we will avoid
>> the possibility that someone will use the return value in the future.
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