Drop the K&R requirement from binutils?

Ian Lance Taylor ian@airs.com
Sat Aug 17 16:06:00 GMT 2002

Jim Wilson <wilson@redhat.com> writes:

> Only a very small and very vocal minority of gcc developers believe that
> continuing to require K&R C for gcc serves any useful purpose.  At the
> moment, this minority is enough to paralyze the gcc decision making process.
> It would help move things along if binutils switched to ISO C90, as then
> there would be less of a reason for gcc to continue using K&R C.

I've always sort of felt that since gcc is the much larger project,
the binutils should wait to switch to ISO C90 until gcc switches.


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