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Re: [PATCH][BZ 17979][BZ 17721] Fix issues with sys/cdefs.h and uchar.h when using non-gcc compiler.

Yes, that's reasonable. What would you see as the correct resolution
to the issue?

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 5:20 PM, Joseph Myers <> wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jan 2016, Dwight Guth wrote:
>> It also seems strange to me to be declaring functions in header files
>> with different types than are mandated by the standard just because it
>> won't matter in most cases... It also sounds to me like a highly
> I didn't say that's the reason, simply pointed out that there is no
> conformance bug from missing the restrict qualifiers - the reason is more
> likely that no-one in practice tends to use the glibc headers with
> compilers not defining __GNUC__ (they use non-GNU compilers, but non-GNU
> compilers that define __GNUC__ to indicate support for GNU extensions) and
> so there has been very little interest in fixing hypothetical issues with
> such compilers (and where people have submitted such patches, they've
> drifted away without resolving issues from review and pinging as needed).
> Combined with: __restrict in the headers may well date back to before C99
> was released and so before the final __STDC_VERSION__ value was known.
> --
> Joseph S. Myers

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