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Re: building with C89 host compiler

On Mon, 05 Jan 2015, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
Justin Cormack wrote:
We should add a note about the requirement for long long support.

Well next to long long at least: inline, booleans, designated
initializers, VLA, variadic macros...

Which tools use those language features?

I see no problem in bootstrapping tools from a K&R compiler and
user-land...  but cutting language features in the base system is not
what I would like to see... when there is room for C11 features to
be used for the sake of being compiler features dependencies lighter.

Nobody has suggested cutting language features in the base system.
We are discussing language features used by "tools", which has a
particular technical meaning in this context.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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