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Re: HEAD: Assume C89 in test suite

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: HEAD: Assume C89 in test suite
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 18:20:30 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Peter, Bob,

* Peter O'Gorman wrote on Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 04:19:03PM CEST:
> Well, copyright years have been updated for changes of a size that,  
> if I recall correctly,I was once told were not copyrightable and  
> should not have the copyright year updated. I'd be happy to be told  
> that I am recalling incorrectly though.

I think you are recalling correctly, but also, if I remember correctly,
someone re-checked this with a lawyer and came up with these rules,
which are even simpler than what I'm doing now (quoting

|    To update the list of year numbers, add each year in which you have
| made nontrivial changes to the package.  (Here we assume you're using a
| publicly accessible revision control server, so that every revision
| installed is also immediately and automatically published.)  When you
| add the new year, it is not required to keep track which files have
| seen significant changes in the new year and which have not.  It is
| recommended and simpler to add the new year to all files in the
| package, and be done with it for the rest of the year.

* Bob Friesenhahn wrote on Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 04:34:58PM CEST:
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> >Autoconf made the move, I think it's now time that Libtool assume C89
> >in its test suite.  OK?
> I'll second what Peter said. :-)
> Stepping forward all the way to ANSI C seems like a big step forward.

I noticed that sarcastic tone!  :-)

Anyway, thanks guys, I've applied as shown.


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