Subject: Re: C Language Standard(s) and imported sources
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Kohl <email@example.com>
Date: 01/08/1996 12:33:59
>>>>> "Simon" == "Simon J Gerraty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Simon> What does anyone think it is costing - using the old style
Simon> definitions? Why change something that is not broken?
Precisely. When importing new code into the system (be it user-level or
kernel level), why change new-style function definitions to old ones,
particularly in cases where there are no narrow types that might cause
(This *has* happened on imported code.)
For totally new code, I see no reason to insist on changing it to
"classic K&R" style function definitions.