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Re: c99

From: vishnu
Subject: Re: c99
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 12:15:45 -0700
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On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 09:07:54PM +0200, Guido Draheim wrote:
> > No, that's silly.  i'm not going to litter my code with #ifdefs
> > for old compilers.  More realistically, i just want configure to
> > suggest upgrading gcc if the installed gcc doesn't support C99.
> > Something like that.
> however you will notice that many many compilers out there do not
> support your style - at least not now.

Of course but i can't go back.  The ability to declare variables
anywhere is fantastic.  i'm not even tempted to use C++ anymore.  :-)

> Your code is not (yet) quite
> portable but making it portable at least throughout gcc makes still
> fine for a good share of computer space. I support what Pauls remark
> points at but then again, you can use autoconf to detect differences
> on platforms that have a gcc... and there are surely quite some..:-O

Victory to the Divine Mother!!

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