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Subject[OT] Non-GCC compilers used for linux userspace
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On Mar 28, 2006, at 09:20:09, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> Eh, not really. "__inline__" is GCC-specific and probably won't
>> work in other compilers (unless you did "#define __inline__",
>> which would bloat the code a lot).
>
> But ___inline is a C99 keyword, is not it?

Not even GCC fully supports C99 (although I think it does support
that keyword when passed -std=c99 or -std=gnu99), and I suspect that
a majority of the other compilers for which we would want to add
support in the kernel headers would not support C99 or would do a
poor job of handling inline functions.

But my question still stands. Does anybody actually use any non-GCC
compiler for userspace in Linux?

Cheers,
Kyle Moffett


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