Subject: Re: Style guide
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 05/27/1997 17:58:07
On Tue, 27 May 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> I have seen the "bootstraps are harder" argument before, and I'm not
> sure I buy it.
> 1) If you are trying to port NetBSD to a platform there must
> be some version of GCC that works on it.

Why `must' there be?

> 2) There is always unproto available if need be for bootstrap.

Running unproto is harder than doing nothing at all.

To be more direct, I see little reason to disturb the current style guide,
and none at all if C9X will sanely support K&R-style functions with
ANSI-style prototypes.