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    SubjectRe: __FUNCTION__
    Greg KH wrote:

    >On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 11:56:49PM +0100, jtv wrote:
    >
    >>Don't have a C99 spec, but here's what info gcc has to say about it:
    >>
    >>[...description of "function names" extension as currently found in gcc...]
    >>
    >> Note that these semantics are deprecated, and that GCC 3.2 will
    >>handle `__FUNCTION__' and `__PRETTY_FUNCTION__' the same way as
    >>`__func__'. `__func__' is defined by the ISO standard C99:
    >>
    >
    >Any reason _why_ they would want to break tons of existing code in this
    >manner? Just the fact that the __func__ symbol is there to use?
    >
    String constant coalescing chances. It is a good thing. Anobody who used
    __FUNCTION__ which was
    neither a proper preprocessor constant nor a proper variable
    semantically was in problem.

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