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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] devpts_fs.h fails with "error: parameter name omitted"
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    Followup to:  <20040224024942.GG1200@cse.unsw.EDU.AU>
    By author: Ian Wienand <ianw@gelato.unsw.edu.au>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 02:24:24AM +0000, viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk 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.

    -hpa
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