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Re: [Tinycc-devel] Extension to C language

From: grischka
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] Extension to C language
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 22:07:54 +0200
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Paulo Henrique Torrens wrote:
So, Grischka, I need your avail before making those things (if I should).

What you tell me? :)

I tend to agree here with what Christian Jullien wrote:

I’m however against any C extensions that has no roots in C standard.
The reasons are:
  - It makes your program incompatible with other C implementations
  - It makes tcc more complex to maintain
  - Your implementation only works with malloc while there are many
    other ways to allocate resources (mmap, suballocators, shared mem…)

With the last reason more generalized:  Unless the feature is very
complete already in its first approach it would be very hard to find
someone to develop it further in the future. (See the fate of TCC's
bounds-checker feature)

That said there are certainly people who would be interested to see
and try out such language extension(s).  There is certainly some
such stuff already out there.

But things tend to get lost, so making it a fork from
seems like a good idea.  If you want to.

--- grischka

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