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Re: build failure

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: build failure
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 10:43:51 +0200

Le 1 sept. 2012 à 18:38, Eric Blake a écrit :

Hi Eric,

> I got the following error while building the latest master branch of
> bison.git:
>  CC     src/bison-parse-gram.o
> src/parse-gram.y: In function 'add_param':
> src/parse-gram.y:779:5: error: implicit declaration of function
> 'isspace' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> This patch fixes it for me, but I don't know if you instead want to
> patch system.h:

Jim is already on this, his patch will certainly be applied

> I didn't check what other branches are active, to see if they also need
> the patch.

maint and master are the two active branches.

> But while looking at system.h, I did notice one other thing;
> it has:
> # include <sys/types.h>
> #endif
> But because bison uses gnulib, we are guaranteed that:
> 1. <sys/types.h> always exists, so the use of HAVE_SYS_TYPES_H is pointless
> 2. these days, POSIX 2008 requires that most headers be self-contained
> (that is, you need not include <sys/types.h> prior to another header,
> but just use the other header, and the types you need will still be
> declared); gnulib enforces this rule, making it quite portable to
> compile without ever explicitly including <sys/types.h>.
> That is, I think you could delete those three lines with no ill effects.

OK, I will do.  Is this the only header like this?  I'm
also surprised that the gnulib's syntax-checks did not
catch this.


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