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Re: llvm / clang / scan-build of the Hurd

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: llvm / clang / scan-build of the Hurd
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:32:08 -0700 (PDT)

> Clang does not support nested functions [1], and there is no plan to
> support them upstream. As such, any file that uses nested functions
> (or any gcc extension not supported by clang) is excluded from the
> analysis (see e.g. [2]). Richard has no special love for them, iiuc
> b/c the semantic is not too well defined. I propose to deprecate their
> use for the Hurd and to gradually rewrite the code that uses them,

That's a non-starter.  They are an excellent extension and their semantics
are thoroughly well-defined.

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