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Re: [PATCH] fix GCC 8 compile error

From: Christian Schoenebeck
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix GCC 8 compile error
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2021 13:18:13 +0200

On Samstag, 18. September 2021 00:30:01 CEST Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 9/17/21 9:33 AM, Christian Schoenebeck wrote:
> > attached patch fixes a compile error with GCC 8, whining about missing
> > malloc function attribute.
> As I understand it, this patch is not needed for recent GCC, which is smart
> enough to not require programmers to specify attributes that GCC can easily
> deduce on its own. Let's not bother with a patch, as it's not worth
> complicating the code merely to pacify older GCC.

Yes, this patch is just needed if you care that tar does no longer compile on 
a substantial amount of systems out there.

This GCC version is as ancient as two years BTW.

Best regards,
Christian Schoenebeck

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