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Re: [PATCH] C undefined behavior fix


On 03-Jan-2002, Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> wrote:
> "Conforming" means that the program will run the same on any architecture

In ANSI/ISO C and C++, "strictly conforming" means basically what you said.

But "conforming" means much less -- a "conforming program" is just a
program that is acceptable to at least one conforming C implementation
somewhere.  Since conforming C implementations are allowed to accept
*anything*, provided they issue a diagnostic, the term "conforming program"
is essentially meaningless.

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