Is GDB using reserved TYPEDEF identifiers? [REPOST]

Michael Elizabeth Chastain
Sat Jun 23 21:15:00 GMT 2001

John Kallal writes:

> I think that POSIX reserves all identifiers defined with a typedef statement 
> that that end with the characters "_t" for use within the POSIX header files.

The C standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1999) does not reserve these names,
but the Single Unix Specification does reserve all names with the
suffix "_t".  Here's the reference:

> I note that the GDB source code uses a lot a such identifiers.
> Should we change to another suffix such as "_td" and document that
> requirement in the GDB coding rules within file 'gdbint.texinfo'?

That's up to the head maintainer.

My opinion is that we should do nothing until someone demonstrates
an actual problem on a specific configuration (specific host system,
specific Ansi C compiler, specific host triple, specific target triple).

It's a triage problem.  There's plenty of other work that yields
more benefit for less effort.

Michael Elizabeth Chastain
"love without fear"

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