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Re: bin/22515 (lint cares too much about comments)

The following reply was made to PR bin/22515; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/22515 (lint cares too much about comments)
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2021 03:06:24 +0000

 On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 09:20:01PM +0000, Roland Illig wrote:
  >   > The -CC option is generally used to support lint comments.
  >  It's debatable whether a difference in the comment should be considered
  >  different since that is outside the scope of Standard C.
 It is and it isn't; there's no reason to think that the option
 (preserve comments in the _output_) should affect the _interpretation_
 of the text.
 Consequently I'd consider it a cpp bug, though I also understand why
 it happens and it would be a nuisance to fix.
 In the long run lint should probably grow its own cpp that can lint
 cpp usage. (Or import one, or go away entirely in favor of a better
 program checker, etc.)
 David A. Holland

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