19981101 snapshot fails install on HPUX-10.20 - patch included

Dave Love d.love@dl.ac.uk
Mon Nov 16 06:41:00 GMT 1998


>>>>> "Craig" == Craig Burley <burley@gnu.org> writes:

 Craig> It converts a file written in an easy-to-maintain format to a
 Craig> format that an old, vanilla K&R C compiler can #include, or
 Craig> some such thing.  As such, ansify.c itself must be compilable
 Craig> by that old, vanilla K&R C compiler.

ansify.c currently isn't K&R compilable, but even if it was, you
couldn't build the doc because (at least) of `#' and/or `##' ANSI-isms
elsewhere in the intdoc-related files.

But I'm confused.  Isn't it meant to convert to proper ANSI (no bare
newlines in strings?) rather than K&R?

[I seem to have missed this thread amongst 1500 items after a week
off.  Can we do something in instructions to encourage subjects which
those with an interest/responsibility will spot -- particularly with
machine assistance?  Something Fortranesque would have helped in this
case.]



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