On the C99 Status

Martin Krischik martin@krischik.com
Sun Mar 23 08:18:00 GMT 2008

Am Samstag 22 März 2008 schrieb Luke A. Guest:
> On Sat, 2008-03-22 at 18:24 +0100, Martin Krischik wrote:
> > Note that the features you mentioned have been available for in - in for
> > example Ada - for over ten  years (complex numbers ) or 20 years
> > (variable length arrays) now - and they have been implemented by the
> > compiler vendors.
> >
> > I mention Ada because this is where good foundation come into play. When
> > Ada came out it was dismissed for been to heavy and difficult - while C
> > was so light and elegant.
> >
> > Now 20 years later and see what happened: The Ada front end of GCC 4.3
> > implements Ada 2007 in full - only a year after the standard was
> > finalised
> I'm not convinced that's true, in mine and other peoples tests, the
> interfaces of Ada 2005 still does not work in Ada. I've yet to test
> 4.3.0 but I've been informed that they don't work properly in the
> previous beta.

Well, there are allways bugs - even in Ada. But at least there is movement and 
the will and the ability to implement new features. While in C even features 
like complex numbers  which *should* simple to implement stay on the to-do 
list for years.

Martin Krischik
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