C99 [was Fwd: Cell_log > gsmmap]

Holger Hans Peter Freyther holger at freyther.de
Tue Jan 25 19:42:36 UTC 2011


On 01/25/2011 06:19 PM, Dieter Spaar wrote:
> Hello Holger,

Hi Dieter,

> 
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:51:02 +0100, "Holger Hans Peter Freyther" <holger at freyther.de> wrote:
>>
>> Almost perfect. I can apply and modify myself or you could do two things. We
>> tend to avoid the '//' comments, they were only added in C99 and used to be a
>> GCC extension for C.
> 
> This is a good one ;-)

hehe.


> Just out of interest, do we really want to to avoid C99 ? I know there
> is this implicit "kernel style" coding rule, does it include C99 ?

seems to be just kernel style and not really related to C99.

Documentation/CodingStyle
Linux style for comments is the C89 "/* ... */" style.
Don't use C99-style "// ..." comments.


> 
> I am just interested in the reasons for using C99 or not.

That is a good question. The only practical thing would be C/C++ interworking
as C++ still assumes a C89 environment, another one is that GCC still does not
default to C99.




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