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Re: compiler-defined __PEDANTIC__ macro
On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 11:58:20AM -0800, Nathan Myers wrote:
> Clearly somebody was confused. It's one thing to reject a feature
> whose only or main purpose is to enable bad code (declaring our
Like I said, I'm not the one you have to convince. I would like to
see more built-in macros providing information to the user/program
about the compilation environment, but I don't get to make that call.
The email@example.com list is down the hall and to the left; they may listen
longer if you provide a patch (gcc/c-common.c is where those macros lived
the last time I looked).
I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
- Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002