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static_assert in c89 and c99
- From: larsbj at gullik dot org (Lars Gullik Bjønnes)
- To: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:23:05 +0100
- Subject: static_assert in c89 and c99
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In our sources in pre c11 we add our own assert.h and use #include_next
to get the proper one after having added a couple of things of our own.
One of those things is a static_assert defined when not compiling with
-std=c11, if c11 we want the one provided by glibcs assert.h.
#error static_assert defined
gcc -D_GNU_SOURCE -std=c89 -c snippet.c
gcc -D_GNU_SOURCE -std=c99 -c snippet.c
gcc -D_GNU_SOURCE -std=c11 -c snippet.c
all error out, where only c11 variant is expected to do so.
It seems that the addition of "# define _ISOC11_SOURCE 1" (features.h)
to what gets defined by _GNU_SOURCE is causing this.
In assert.h static_assert is always defined when __USE_ISOC11 is defined
and that is unconditionally defined by _ISOC11_SOURCE. For a library
feature that would be ok, but since static_assert is using
_Static_assert its usability is really controlled by the compiler and
I think the static_assert define must be guarded by a check that
-std=c11 really is in effect.
This is with glibc 2.20, this used to work nicely with 2.14 or