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Re: [Qemacs-devel] [PATCH] C89

From: Charles Gordon
Subject: Re: [Qemacs-devel] [PATCH] C89
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:58:16 +0200

On 31 Jan 2017, at 22:57, François Revol <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 31/01/2017 22:39, Charles Gordon wrote:
>> I just committed the patch.
>> Is there any plan to upgrade the version of gcc used to compile haiku?
> Well we can actually support both gcc2 and the latest gcc, in a similar way 
> as Linux handles 32/64bit libraries.
> It's just that the base components for R1 will still be built with gcc2, and 
> when it just works I usually stick to gcc2 for porting.
> But since it doesn't really export any library to anything else, we don't 
> have a hard requirement there, I'll just have to change my local .profile to 
> override the arch and fix the recipe in haikuports.
> Don't we have any other OS that has C89 requirements anymore?

Haiku is the only port with such a requirement.

Note that qemacs source code is not really C89 either as we use some GNU 
extensions such as the designated structure initializers


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