Should binutils require at least C99?

Fangrui Song i@maskray.me
Tue Mar 30 00:28:09 GMT 2021


On 2021-03-28, Mike Frysinger via Binutils wrote:
>On 29 Mar 2021 11:05, Alan Modra via Binutils wrote:
>> I feel that it is reasonable nowadays to require a C99 compiler and
>> library to build binutils.  Trying to support older systems that no
>> one appears to test is a losing battle anyway.  For example, the s12z
>> target requires stdbool.h and stdint.h, and many targets include
>> string.h without concern for HAVE_STRING_H or STRING_WITH_STRINGS.
>>
>> Does anyone object to formally dropping support for pre-C99?
>
>dropping pre-C99 sounds great to me
>-mike

Strong +1


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