Subject: Re: Assming char == signed char?
To: Bakul Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@lagavulin.pdl.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 06/19/1995 14:24:21
> > The code should be able to compile and run with a NON ansi compiler.
> Isn't this kind of outdated at this point?
For instance, a _LOT_ of the user-land code is relatively easily
portable to system with non-ansi compilers. that's very useful.
As for the kernel, some people have been known to compile it in weird
cross-compilation environments (e.g. me 8-). Having lots of ansi-isms
scattered throughout the system makes that harder.
Eventually, there should be a "flag day" when the entire system goes
to ANSI prototypes, etc. etc. etc. by default. However, i don't think
that day has come yet.