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Re: [Scm-discuss] building scm

From: Steve VanDevender
Subject: Re: [Scm-discuss] building scm
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 16:47:40 -0700

Philipp Klaus Krause writes:
 > >  | Previously I looked at the scm in Debian (5e5) and tried
 > >  | hobbit. The code hobbit creates looks horrible and broken.
 > > 
 > > Did it fail to compile or link?
 > Yes. For starters it uses K&R style functions instead of ANSI/ISO. AFAIK
 > K&R style functions not been valid C for over 20 years.

K&R function declaration syntax is still permissible in ANSI C,
althought it is now rarely used by programmers.

 > It creates identifier names that contain characters not required to
 > be valid in C identifiers, such as 'ä' (and I do not know of any C
 > compiler allowing these in identifiers).

I've never seen Hobbit do that.  That might be a bug in that version of
SCM or Hobbit.

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