Re: Are ISO C90 compilers still meant to be supported?

On Tue, 2005-12-04 at 02:06 +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> Hi GNOME developers,
> I am currently trying to build binary packages of GNOME-2.10 for 
> NetBSD-1.6.2, which still uses gcc-2.95 as the default C compiler.

Wow, is there any reason to not use a compiler written in the past 5
years? :)

[good advice snipped]

> I think NetBSD-1.6.2 is not the only platform that uses a C90 compiler 
> by default, so it's really worth the effort.
> Greetings,

> Roland

If you want a good chance that someone will actually listen to your
advice, there are a couple things you could do. You could head to and make some sort of programming style guide for
us all to use. GnomeLove might be a good place to influence new
developers. That way the knowledge can be collected and passed on to
those not reading their mail exactly this moment.

If you want the 2.95 blockers fixed by the maintainers you need to open
up specific bugs on a case-by-case basis on,
and include your rationale for the bugs. Otherwise the maintainers will
never see this email, or look out for the specific problems.


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