Subject: Re: Documentation/languages...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/18/1997 11:19:46
John F. Woods wrote:
> > > } Also, does anyone object to C9X alignment when the C9X draft comes
> > > } out?  Since NetBSD is one of the systems being used to show that
> > > 
> > >      I heard a rumour that C9X is going to drop support for K&R style
> > > C.  Is this true?  If so, then I would strongly object.
> > Yes, it is.  Or rather, it is very likely.
> > What does K&R buy you? 
> Obviously the ability to compile ancient programs without rewriting them.
> Spice 3, for example, is about 6MB of K&R code.
> The two main questions I would have are how difficult it would become to host
> a C70 (:-) compilation system on a NetBSD system (how incompatible would
> libraries become from a calling-convention point of view) and whether GCC
> will go C9X and whether it will provide a backward compatibility mode if
> it does.

Aren't there k&r -> ansi converters anyway, much as f2c does for