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Re: [PATCH 1/3] configure: Enforce gnu99 C language standard

From: Eli Schwartz
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] configure: Enforce gnu99 C language standard
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2020 13:13:42 -0400
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On 4/2/20 1:08 PM, Daniel Kiper wrote:
>> Would we not want to override these always?
>> For example, Debian/Ubuntu override HOST_CFLAGS when building grub.
> I was not sure about it. So, after some thinking I decided to give
> a user a chance to override C language type using *_CFLAGS. However,
> I am not so strongly tied to that. If you think we should add
> "-std=gnu99" unconditionally I am OK with that.
Under which situations would it be valid to avoid passing -std=gnu99? If
these features are used in the source, then compilers which don't
support gnu99 will fail to compile grub, wouldn't they?

Eli Schwartz
Arch Linux Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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