Should binutils require at least C99?

Nick Clifton
Tue Mar 30 11:44:53 GMT 2021

Hi Alan,

> 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?

Nope - I am firmly in favour of the idea.


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