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Re: [RFC] Upgrade to C'90 as our minimum C language

From: Julian Foad <julian_at_foad.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:18:20 +0100

Julian Foad wrote:
> When we released Subversion 1.0 in 2004, we were still thinking we had
> better not use C'90 because it was only 14 years old and, you know,
> people need to be able to compile svn on systems of a reasonable age.
> So we had a "strict C'89" policy. No "//" comments, for example.
> Now C'99 is 18 years old and C'90 is, ahem, 27 years old. Does anybody
> else feel like we're trapped in the dark ages? The only reason not to
> upgrade is our personal fear of "rocking the boat", it seems to me.
> Let's just do it?
> I know there is a problem with Microsoft not supporting C'99. C'90
> should be fine though, and some of C'99 if we want to.

Oops, I misremembered that C89==C90, while C99 is the one that brings new features.

And Brane is pointing out on IRC lots of difficulties...


- Julian
Received on 2017-09-22 13:18:24 CEST

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