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Re: src/binutils ChangeLog coffdump.c nlmconv.c nl ...

On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 11:13:05AM -0800, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> writes:
> > 	* nlmconv.c: Add PARAMS ((const time_t *)) to localtime
> > 	prototype.  Prototype main.
> > 	* nlmheader.y: Add PARAMS ((int)) to strerror prototype.
> Please don't make these changes.  The localtime change in particular
> will cause the binutils to fail to compile on some platforms, those on
> which localtime is declare in the system header files to take time_t *
> rather than const time_t *.
> Never use a full prototype when declaring functions provided the
> system.  It can only cause conflicts and, except in the case of a
> prototype which uses an ellipsis, can never help.  If you feel that
> you must use a full prototype, you must add a configure test to
> confirm that it will compile correctly.

I assume you're referring to localtime here; strerror was already
handled this way in nlmconv.c, directly above where I added a prototype
for localtime.

In this case, should we turn off the warning I was fixing,
-Wstrict-prototypes, or should I add configury for localtime's

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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