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Re: proposed Opengroup action for c99 command (XCU ERN 76)


Paul Eggert wrote:-

> Here's the problem.  Currently, POSIX places almost no requirements on
> how c99 transforms the physical source file into C source-language
> characters.  For example, c99 is free to treat CR as LF, ignore
> trailing white space, convert tabs to spaces, or even (perversely)
> require that input files all start with line numbers that are
> otherwise ignored.  This lack of specification was not intended, and
> I'm trying to help nail down the intent of what c99 is allowed to do.

I suggest we simply remove the GCC extension.  I never liked it,
it's awkward to code, and it slows down CPP a bit.

Neil.


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