Subject: Re: a new KNF (and some comments)
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christian E. Hopps <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/2000 22:15:18
firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Seebach) writes:
> In message <200001210852.RAA07481@srapc342.sra.co.jp>, Noriyuki Soda writes:
> >As far as I can say, it is not so inefficent.
> >And keeping solid ABI is, what OS vendor should do.
> Up to a point, I agree - but this is a lot less severe than the a.out/ELF
> switch. So, perhaps for a while we provide an "old" libc.
This argument continues but I'm wondering: ``Do we even have any of these
whacko prototypes in our ABI?'' Its not worth arguing about how we
might screw our users if we won't. :)
I was under the impression that one was supposed _avoid_ using < int
sized types, all the time, precisely becuase of the __P() lossage.