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SubjectRe: __attribute__((unused))
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Iau, 2004-10-14 at 23:08, Russell King wrote:
>> It's the "later compilers" which I'm worried about here - I think they
>> defined "unused" to mean "this really really isn't used and you can
>> discard it". Hence my concern with the above.
> This was the explanation I got some time ago
> -- quote --
> So "used" cases that used "unused" could break, though older compilers
> in essence used "unused" to mean both "used" and "unused". Since
> "unused" becomes useless for using in "used" cases, we now must be sure
> to use "used" when that's the use that's useful.
> -- Roland McGrath
> I found it so helpful it became a .sig 8)
Yes. Just like "less" is more than "more"......and whos on first base.

Dick Johnson
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