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Re: Special function names

On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 05:30:13PM +0100, Robert Swindells wrote:
> Joerg pointed out that gcc has a list of function names that it special
> cases, this was the cause of x86/vm_machdep.c failing to compile:
> <>
> Any thoughts on whether we should remove some or all of the names
> from the list in our build of gcc ?
> The list is: "setjmp", "sigsetjmp", "savectx", "vfork", "getcontext"
> There are similar declarations in clang.

We had that discussion in the specific context of savectx in LLVM a long
time ago. Consensus was that the chance of breaking code in bad ways is
still high enough that it is just better to avoid the names in new code.


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