Commit 299e8ef5 authored by Khem Raj's avatar Khem Raj Committed by Laurent Pinchart
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pipeline: uvcvideo: Avoid reference to temporary object

A range-based for loop whose range expression is an array of char
pointers and range variable declaration is a const reference to a
std::string creates a temporary string from the char pointer and binds
the range variable reference to it. This creates a const reference to a
temporary, which is valid in C++, and extends the lifetime of the
temporary to the lifetime of the reference.

However, lifetime extension in range-based for loops is considered as a
sign of a potential issue, as a temporary is created for every
iteration, which can be costly, and the usage of a reference in the
range declaration doesn't make it obvious that the code isn't simply
binding a reference to an existing object. gcc 11, with the
-Wrange-loop-construct option, flags this:

uvcvideo.cpp:432:33: error: loop variable 'name' of type 'const string&' {aka 'const std::__cxx11::basic_string<cha
r>&'} binds to a temporary constructed from type 'const char* const' [-Werror=range-loop-construct]
|   432 |         for (const std::string &name : { "idVendor", "idProduct" }) {
|       |                                 ^~~~

To please the compiler, make the range variable a const char *. This may
bring a tiny performance improvement, as the name is only used once, in
a location where the compiler can use

	operator+(const std::string &, const char *)

instead of

	operator+(const std::string &, const std::string &)
Signed-off-by: default avatarKhem Raj <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarLaurent Pinchart <>

Use a const char * type instead of auto, and update the commit message
Signed-off-by: default avatarLaurent Pinchart <>
parent 3d3e6fcd
......@@ -429,7 +429,7 @@ std::string PipelineHandlerUVC::generateId(const UVCCameraData *data)
/* Creata a device ID from the USB devices vendor and product ID. */
std::string deviceId;
for (const std::string &name : { "idVendor", "idProduct" }) {
for (const char *name : { "idVendor", "idProduct" }) {
std::ifstream file(path + "/../" + name);
if (!file.is_open())
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