xserver janitorial work

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Thu Jun 8 09:40:18 PDT 2006

Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 01:03:54AM +0200, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
>> - parameters that get promoted to int or double in K&R style
>> (they should ihmo be declared as int or double in "ansi" declaration, in 
>> order to be compatible with old code)
> How would this happen?  With variables that have no explicit "type"?

http://dickey.his.com/ansification/index.html has notes that explain the
pitfalls here from one of the people who did a lot of K&R->ANSI conversion
in X in the past.

Just for the record, the current agreed upon standard for X is ANSI/ISO C89.
You can not yet assume C99, but you can use C99'ism's like __func__ with
proper #ifdef or configure.ac tests and reasonable fallbacks when not
supported.   Similarly for gcc extensions to ANSI C.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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