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Re: FYI: Fix aliases properties consistency checks

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: FYI: Fix aliases properties consistency checks
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:22:19 -0700
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Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

> I'll stick to const symbol, because I'm used to reading const char
> in most GNU programs I read.

Yes, the "type-before-const" rule is not universal.  Partly this is
because the C standard uses "const-before-type" when it can, and falls
back on "type-before-const" only when "const-before-type" doesn't work
(e.g., "char * const").

> Given that bison is written with const type, not type const,

No, Bison is inconsistent.  It sometimes uses "const type", and
sometimes "type const".  I'd prefer standardizing on the latter form
as it is slowly becoming more popular in other GNU utilities.

Obviously it's not a major issue.

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