[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r19438 (pdherbemont)
rem at videolan.org
Sun Mar 25 11:05:22 CEST 2007
Le dimanche 25 mars 2007 11:31, Pierre d'Herbemont a écrit :
> Well, depends of what you call older: gcc < 2.7 doesn't.
As far as GCC is concerned, VLC 0.9.0 requires 3.3 and up anyway.
Besides no sane person will try to use gcc < 2.95, or gcc 3.0-3.2.
Even my first C compiler (from the early nineties) supports C++
comments. In fact, about any C++-capable compiler accept C++ comments
in pure C code.
C99 mandates support for // comments.
> it won't hurt to try to to follow the ANSI-C standard.
It DOES hurt to use ANSI C. It's almost 20 years old. Problems with ANSI
C have already been discussed at length here.
> It's like XHTML Strict vs XHTML Transitional (or HTML 4.0
> Transitional). Both are supported by web browsers, but most (or
> good ;-) ) web developers try to follow the Strict rules.
If you want to compare with HTML, ANSI C is like HTML 2.0. C99 is like
XHTML strict and GNU C is Transitional. Your metaphor fails miserably
And please do not invoke readability. VLC code is anyway unreadable
because its insane alien parathesis/spacing conventions.
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