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Re: [gpsd-dev] gpsd style change?

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] gpsd style change?
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:34:13 -0500
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"Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:

> <p>Avoid dependencies on GCC and glibc, as we must support embedded 
> environments using (for example) uClibc.</p>

That needs to be a lot stronger, as:

<p>Do not use GCC extensions, as the code should compile with any sane
C99 compiler (specifically to include clang).   Do not use
glibc-specific features, as gpsd is portable to multiple operating
systems that do not use glibc, including BSD's libc and uClibc.
Instead, rely on what POSIX guarantees.</p>

but otherwise looks ok (although I really dislike // comments,
personally, as I find the flexibility of choosing the style leads to

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