Named initialisers and other hilarity
daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Sep 21 08:36:45 PDT 2006
On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 03:13:24PM +0200, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
> >I was diving through some KDrive code today and it annoyed me enough to
> >wonder seriously about named initialisers. A quick straw poll on IRC
> >suggests that we really want named initialisers, inlines (goodbye
> >hundred-line macros of despair), mixed code and declarations, and
> >variadic macros (goodbye DPRINTF((x))).
> >Are there any platforms that either support 7.x, or will realistically
> >support 7.x quite soon, that don't support these features? Full C99
> >compliance is uninteresting since a) the features aren't that
> >interesting, and b) gcc doesn't even do it; but mandating those four
> >specific features would be magic.
> Some of our (OpenBSD) architectures still use gcc 2.95. Please don't use
> features that aren't supported by this compiler.
_X_INLINE will expand to nothing at all on these compilers, then, but
I'm really quite staggered that people still use 2.95 ...
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