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Re: [gpsd-dev] gpsd style change?

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] gpsd style change?
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:43:52 -0500
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Greg Troxel <address@hidden>:
> 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>

Done.  Good amendment.
> but otherwise looks ok (although I really dislike // comments,
> personally, as I find the flexibility of choosing the style leads to
> mess).

There is something in what you say; I tend to avoid them myself except
in rather specific circumstances, like when I am conditioning out a single 
line of code.  But I think this falls under laissez-faire about low-level
formatting issues - the best advice is "avoid disharmony".
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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