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SubjectRe: [PATCH] devpts_fs.h fails with "error: parameter name omitted"
Followup to:  <20040224024942.GG1200@cse.unsw.EDU.AU>
By author: Ian Wienand <>
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> On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 02:24:24AM +0000, wrote:
> > That part makes sense. Previous one doesn't.
> Is that by convention or is leaving out the parameter name in the
> prototype standardised somewhere?

It's commonly done to make code less macro-sensitive.

Personally I wish that standard C allowed it for definitions as well, rather than
having to type (void)foo; to keep it from complaining about unused parameters.

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