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Re: kernel+userland will become c99?

On Jun 25, 2014, at 9:40 AM, Mayuresh Kathe <> wrote:

> hello,
> i read that all new code in the netbsd tree "has" to be c99.

has to be compilable with -std=gnu99 or -std=c99

> is that really a mandatory condition?
> if yes, would that mean, over a period of time, all of the
> netbsd userland would be converted to c99?

We are moving in that direction.  Mostly it means that everything
be C89 with function prototypes.  

> and would the kernel be brought up to that same standard?
> if yes, wouldn't it be quite a painful task?

The kernel is already compiled as C99 so every function is
prototyped.  We use structure initializers a lot.

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