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From: Ruediger Helsch <email@example.com> Subject: Re: global vars and symbol visibility for mips32/elf Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 22:06:12 +0200 (MEST) > I am quite surprised to find that everybody thinks that GCC and LD > should be changed. We modified them for our Linux distributions because > we wanted strict C standard and POSIX conformance. But the standard > conformant behaviour can also break many programs which rely on COMMONS. > We had e.g. to adapt the X11 config files to use "cc -ansi -fcommon". I don't think at all that the standard behaviour should be to disallow commons. We use it in some places in glibc. It should be disallowed to match a common var with a function in the shared. This never makes sense. > I personally think that either "gcc -ansi" should conform to the C standard > or the option should be renamed (-nearly-ansi), but until shortly this > seemed to be a minority opinion. I think gcc -ansi should really be ANSI compliant (btw, what about changing the name to -iso since the official name is ISO C?) -- Uli --------------. firstname.lastname@example.org ,-. Rubensstrasse 5 Ulrich Drepper \ ,--------------------' \ 76149 Karlsruhe/Germany Cygnus Support `--' email@example.com `------------------------