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Re: Policy proposal - CPP_PREDEFINES
- To: Jim Wilson <wilson at cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: Policy proposal - CPP_PREDEFINES
- From: "Zack Weinberg" <zackw at Stanford dot EDU>
- Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 23:18:21 -0700
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- References: <20010428133005.D11683@stanford.edu> <200105010236.TAA13804@wilson.cygnus.com>
On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 07:36:16PM -0700, Jim Wilson wrote:
> In article <20010428133005.D11683@stanford.edu> you write:
> >I'd like this to become official GCC policy: Beginning now, no new
> >port may include any symbol in CPP_PREDEFINES which is outside the C89
> >reserved name space.
> The IA-64 ports define CPP_PREDEFINES the way that tm.texi says we are
> supposed to. If we are changing policy, the first thing we need to do
> is change the documentation, and make sure everyone knows about the change.
That's reasonable. If there is agreement that this change is
desirable, I'll write up a patch for the manual.
> If you use -ansi, or any -std= option except -std=gnu, then you won't get
> any name space contamination.
True. However, I feel we ought to be moving away from default name