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Re: GCC Steering Committee decision on ISO C conversion


 > From: Phil Edwards <phil at jaj dot com> 
 > 
 > Let me just ask for clarifcation on a point here:
 > 
 > > ISO C Preferred
 > > ---------------
 > > All non-C language frontends (cp, java, f, objc, ada)
 > > 
 > > Traditional C Required
 > > ----------------------
 > > C frontend (files named c-*)
 > 
 > So, we can convert the C++ front-end to happy C, but if that code is
 > later merged into the C front end -- as is the goal, I'm told -- we
 > have to convert it back to crappy C?
 > Phil

Yes.  Though if you wait long enough, a future release of GCC may be
entirely C90.  For now we're just talking about the 3.2 series.

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Kaveh R. Ghazi			Director of Systems Architecture
ghazi@caip.rutgers.edu		Qwest Solutions


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