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Re: [PATCH] Patchset related to array functions

From: Daniel Llorens
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Patchset related to array functions
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:36:56 +0200

On 31 Aug 2016, at 11:46, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed 31 Aug 2016 11:28, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Thu 14 Jul 2016 20:20, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I think the concerns are:
>>> (1) Do inlined definitions get inlined?
>>> (2) Are external definitions reified as well?
>>> (3) Do we avoid reifying definitions in each compilation unit?
>>> (4) Can you dlsym() an inline function?
>>> All these answers should be yes.  No benchmarking needed, just
>>> inspection of the build artifacts under different configurations.
>> I want to be able to use C11 atomics in Guile, internally.  I think
>> externally as far as the interface goes we can probably upgrade to C99
>> given that even Emacs uses it these days.  I will try to answer these
>> four questions with GCC with C89 and C99, and if the answers are good I
>> will upgrade to C99 first, for the build.
> Hah!  Turns out we have been compiling in GCC's default mode the whole
> time, which is gnu11.  I suspect many users have been doing that too.
> We might as well go ahead and require C99 internally plus the C11
> features we want.  Again for the external interface (stdint.h et al) we
> can also probably require C99 for Guile 2.2, so that we can use uint32_t
> and not scm_t_uint32.
> Andy


I've sent a patch to use C99 inline in a separate email. It's kind of obvious, 
but let me know if it makes sense (or not) and I'll write a proper commit 



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