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Re: PATCH RFA: Support Plan 9 extensions in gcc

"Joseph S. Myers" <> writes:

> On Thu, 9 Apr 2009, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>> In order to use gcc to compile code written for the Plan 9 compiler, gcc
>> should support these extensions.  Therefore, I propose the following
>> patch.  This has been bootstrapped and tested on i686-pc-linux-gnu.
> What such code is there?

Unfortunately I can't yet describe the code which I am working with,
though it will be released as open source at some point.  There is, of
course, a fair amount of existing Plan 9 code out there.

> Do you have proposed textual edits to C99 to 
> define such extensions?


> The Santa Clara WG14 minutes include "ACTION: David Keaton to rework his 
> previous proposal on anonymous unions, adding anonymous structures as 
> appropriate.".  Are you or anyone involved with the Plan 9 compiler 
> working with him on proposed changes for WG14 that would include these 
> extensions?  If these extensions are useful and already present in some 
> other implementation, they might be appropriate to propose for C1x.

I do not plan to work on this.  My interest in this is not to extend the
C language; it is to compile an existing code base.


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