Subject: Re: Compiling NetBSD with another compiler.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <email@example.com>
Date: 10/13/2007 14:48:53
>> But I still don't understand one aspect.
>> Why non-portable way of doing this renaming is used instead of
>> just using macro like
>> #define func func_new
>> for the example above. This may work for all compilers, not only
>> gcc and pcc.
> The problem is that the #define has far too wide a scope. Names of
> external functions can also be structure element names, and that
> would give massive problems with the order of #includes.
IMHO it's relatively easy to avoid this sort of conflicts in system
header files. There are only a few tens of renamed functions.
Also, #define can used only when renaming is not possible.
IMHO this is better than
#error "No function renaming possible"
and not supporting things other than gcc.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.