Subject: Re: a new KNF (and some comments)
To: None <,>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/21/2000 00:28:02
In message <>, "Martin Husem
ann" writes:
>Dependend on the context I find anonymouse parameters anoying. How should
>you know wich one is the "flag" parameter if you pass four ints to a
>function? Maybe I'm too much used to developement tools where you see the
>function prototype as a tooltip in the text editor as soon as you type the
>openening paranethesis after the function name.

Unfortunately, this is "not secure".

Imagine, for a moment

	/* foo.h */
	int foo(int flag);

	/* foo.c */
	#define flag int
	#include "foo.h"

I know it shouldn't happen, but it will.

>static char *
>	int a1,	/* .... */
>	int a2,	/* .... */
>	float fl,	/* .... */
>	int a4)	/* .... */

If this is allowed, it should be
	int,	/* a1: the first first letter of the alphabet */
	int,	/* a2: the second first letter of the alphabet */