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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.27 sysctl
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-07-22 at 11:56, Marcin Dalecki wrote:
>
>>Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>
>>>On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 12:42:07PM +0200, Marcin Dalecki wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>This is making the sysctl code acutally be written in C.
>>>>It wasn't mostly due to georgeous ommitted size array "forward
>>>>declarations". As a side effect it makes the table structure easier to
>>>>deduce.
>>>
>>>
>>>Please don't remove the trailing commas in the enums. they make adding
>>>to them much easier and are allowed by gcc (and maybe C99, I'm not
>>>sure).
>>
>>It's an GNU-ism. If you have any problem with "adding vales", just
>>invent some dummy end-value. I have a problem with using -pedantic.
>
>
> You seem to have it permanently engaged 8)
>
> If you are upset about that GNUism why doesn't your patch fix the other
> GNU-isms in the same file ? Also the entire kernel is *full* of GNU C
> extensions.

That's a common rumour. struct inits are going to go anyway.
The rest is only about 30 ({ ... }) in inclue/linux.
Of course some of the GNU extensions are actually usefull.
Trailing , at enum declarations make up for a nice shift reduce conflict
expirence in yacc. (And perhaps slower compilation...)
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