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    SubjectRe: Linux Kernel include files
    Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:

    > On Friday 22 June 2007, 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?


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