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SubjectRe: Linux Kernel include files
Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:

> On Friday 22 June 2007, david@lang.hm wrote:
> > this has been discussed many times and the answer is that the kernel is
> > not gong to change it's side of things to ANSI C.
>
> I don't think that's entirely true with regard to the include files.
> We have always tried not to step on anyone's toes there, e.g. regarding
> the use of __u32 vs. uint32_t style types. It's certainly desirable
> to make the kernel headers that are _meant_ for inclusion compatible
> with standard compilers.
>
> Mike Frysinger has posted a few patches that make the installed headers
> friendlier to strict C99 users. While there was some negative feedback
> about these patches, it was not about the idea of making the installed
> headers C99 clean, but rather about the question whether those non-clean
> parts should be exported in the first place.

Wouldn't it be simpler to ask the developers to deliver their include files
in a state that is clean for user space programs?

Jörg

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