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Re: PATCH RFA: Support Plan 9 extensions in gcc
"Joseph S. Myers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.