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Re: 91-c++-exit-decl.patch

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: 91-c++-exit-decl.patch
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 03:39:47 -0500 (EST)

Hello, Akim!

> I'm not sure I will be able to apply this patch.  If it is approved,
> don't hesitate to apply it, or to fix and apply it.

At least some parts need to be applied.

>       * aclang.m4 (_AC_PROG_CXX_EXIT_DECLARATION): New.
>       (AC_PROG_CC, AC_PROG_CXX): Use it.
>       (AC_PROG_CC_STDC): Be sure to remove tmp files.
>       * tests/ (AC_TRY_LINK_FUNC): Don't use exit to test it,
>       since it produces a prototype which conflicts with the one
>       computed by _AC_PROG_CXX_EXIT_DECLARATION.
>       * tests/ (AC_CHECK_FUNCS, AC_HAVE_FUNCS): Likewise.

Sounds good.

> +I have still not understood what's the difference  between the two
> +which requires to have two different sources: AC_LANG_CALL and
> +AC_LANG_FUNC_LINK_TRY (which names seem to be inappropriate).
> +Wouldn't one be enough?

The difference may be purely historical.

> -[AC_LANG_PROGRAM([m4_default([$1], address@hidden:@include "stdio.h"])],
> +[AC_LANG_PROGRAM([m4_default([$1], address@hidden:@include <stdio.h>])],

It's a separate issue and needs to be fixed regardless of the rest of the

> -m4_define([AC_LANG_SOURCE(C++)],
> -[#line __oline__ "configure"
> -#include "confdefs.h"
> -#ifdef __cplusplus
> -extern "C" void exit (int);
> -#endif
> -$1])
> +m4_copy([AC_LANG_SOURCE(C)], [AC_LANG_SOURCE(C++)])

I'm affraid that this change, once applied, will very soon need to be
reverted. C and C++ are different enough to require different
AC_LANG_SOURCE. I understand that we are not going to support C++
compilers that don't define __cplusplus.

> +# Some people use a C++ compiler to compile C.  Since we use `exit',
> +# in C++ we need to quote it.  In case someone uses the same compiler
> +# for both compiling C and C++ we need to have the C++ compiler decide
> +# the declaration of exit, since it's the most requiring environment.
> +_AC_COMPILE_IFELSE(address@hidden:@ifndef __cplusplus
> +  choke me
> address@hidden:@endif],
> +                   [_AC_PROG_CXX_EXIT_DECLARATION])

That's not good. Every "configure" for pure C projects will contain C++
tests. Support C++ compilers in the C mode is a nice thing to have, but I
doubt that it's really worth it when it comes to such workarounds.

Everything else is Ok.

Pavel Roskin

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