[RFC][patch] cygwin/singal.h is not compatible with -std=c89 or -std=c99

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Nov 27 16:24:00 GMT 2006

On Nov 27 11:16, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 04:35:19PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Nov 27 10:17, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> How about the alternative "Don't do that" approach?  I think there are
> >> other parts of the header files which won't work with -std=c89.  I've
> >> always been coding with the understanding that this is a GNU C environment.
> >
> >Well, BSD and Linux are using the more portable approach.  Why should
> >Cygwin stand back?
> Because the "portable" approach pollutes the namespace and, if we change
> this, there are several other places which also need to be changed.
> Anonymous unions are a feature of gcc and MSVC.  If we really have to do
> this then I would like to adopt the convention of  using __extension__.

Ok, no problem.  I don't like this __extension__ stuff much but I can
live with it.


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