[U-Boot] Inconsistency between $filesize and commands which accept numeric params

Tom Rini trini at ti.com
Tue Nov 4 23:54:36 CET 2014

On Tue, Nov 04, 2014 at 11:11:40PM +0100, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Dear Tom,
> In message <20141104220213.GN15133 at bill-the-cat> you wrote:
> > 
> > > Hm.... is there a way to determine in advance where we are passing a
> > > number as argument [see "common/cmd_fdt.c" lines 260ff] ?
> > 
> > The problem is that 'fdt set ... <decimal>' is valid and 'fdt set ...
> > <0xhex>' is valid (as it 'fdt set ... string'). What I'm saying is that
> > we should think of it as 'fdt set <input to DT>' and within <input to
> > DT> we assume DT conventions, not U-Boot conventions.
> Yes, I fully understand what you mean.  I just wonder if there is a
> user-friendly way to prevent such errors.
> I think we should at least document this behaviour - both in the help
> message for this command, and in the manual.

I think this is a documentation (readme and command help) only thing.

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