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

On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 02:22:02PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> 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
> declaration?

Or just kill the declaration of localtime?  bfd/ieee.c already uses it
without needing such a declaration.

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

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