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Re: Excplict document and check for C99 compiler (Was: Patch to allow co

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Excplict document and check for C99 compiler (Was: Patch to allow compilation with old compilers (VS 2008))
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:19:56 -0700
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On 9/18/18 10:41 AM, Simon Sobisch wrote:
I was told that the installed gnulib only supports VS2015 and above.

Yes, that sounds right.

What do you think about including the following to [second
patch ;-)]?

I'm not sure it's worth the effort. Bison doesn't require full support for C99, and it would be a maintenance burden to document the exact set of C99 features it needs, a burden that would fall both on Bison maintainers (who would have to maintain a list of features that almost nobody cares about) and on Bison builders (who would have to read that list and assume it's important and run through the checklist, even though the list would be a waste of time for almost all of them).

I wouldn't even add info about which VS version is needed, since that will likely evolve too. At most I would add a brief note to the FAQ that is easy to maintain as it avoids mentioning specific versions. I installed the attached as an attempt to do that.

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