Subject: Re: Assming char == signed char?
To: Bakul Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/20/1995 12:00:00
[ On Mon, June 19, 1995 at 12:24:02 (-0700), Bakul Shah wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Assming char == signed char?
> How does ANSI-isms make the x-compile harder? Since you are
> not going to run the kernel on other systems, you can make
> it fully ANSIfied and prevents dumb errors.
ANSI doesn't truely make it easier to prevent dumb errors. Good
compilers and lint checkers do though. In fact, fully ANSIified C won't
protect against the worst dumb mistakes. Only a very thorough C
compiler, or a simple lint checker, can do that.
> One option is to religiously use cond. compile on function
> definitions as well so that you can get the benefit of an
> ANSI compiler's stricter type checking. When the flag day
> arrives you can just throw out the ugly prototype related
Oh, gross, ugly, unecessary, horrible idea!
K.I.S.S., *please*! There's no loss in using the traditional style
definitions. It's only a few more characters to type.....
Greg A. Woods
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