Drop the K&R requirement from binutils?
Sat Aug 17 19:32:00 GMT 2002
> Jim Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Is it reasonable to delay BINUTILS conversion when it serves no useful
purpose other than to pacify a very small but very vocal minority of GCC
GDB, for instance, gave up waiting three years ago. Hmm, yes, now that
is scary! It's over three years since GDB abandoned K&R C.
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