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Re: [PATCH] Re: Patchset related to array functions

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: Patchset related to array functions
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 11:07:40 +0200
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On Fri 15 Jul 2016 12:52, Chris Vine <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:41:45 +0200
> Daniel Llorens <address@hidden> wrote:
> [snip]
>> I think we'd want C89/C90 users to still be able to #include
>> <libguile.h>. Dunno.
> libguile.h can also at present be included in C++89/03/11/14 code by
> design - all the necessary "extern C" stuff is there.  I would hope
> that would continue, but some C99 things, such as variable length
> arrays, designated initializers, the _Complex type, the restrict
> qualifier and compound literals (except in C++11/14) are not available.
> There is no problem with using these in libguile implementation
> (*.c) code, but including them in headers will generally stop the
> headers being usable in C++ code.  Having said that, g++ happens to
> accept some of these in C++ code as an extension.

Good points, all.  Thanks for this list Chris.  I don't think we need
anything in your list at present.  I would like stdint.h though :)


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