cvs commit: src/share/man/man9 style.9
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Jul 10 15:51:57 UTC 2008
In message: <753889164.20080710011045 at rulez.sk>
Daniel Gerzo <danger at FreeBSD.org> writes:
: Hello guys,
: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 8:08:02 PM, has been written:
: >>> -Do not declare functions inside other functions; ANSI C says that
: >>> -such declarations have file scope regardless of the nesting of the
: >>> -declaration.
: >>> -Hiding file declarations in what appears to be a local
: >>> -scope is undesirable and will elicit complaints from a good compiler.
: >>> +Do not declare functions inside other functions; nested functions are
: >>> +a GCC extension and are not permitted by ANSI C.
: >> We use lots of extensions that aren't strict ANSI C. I think the
: >> real reason not to use them is that gcc's nested functions are
: >> particularly unwieldily. First, they're not true lexical closures
: >> (and can't be), which makes them much less useful. Second, they
: >> are unsupported unless a number of assumptions are met, e.g., must
: >> have an executable stack, must be able to invalidate the I cache
: >> from userland, and must not have separate I and D address spaces.
: >> Nested functions abominable enough that Apple disabled the feature
: >> in OS X's build of gcc --- and the Sun and Intel compilers don't
: >> support them, even though Intel claims nearly complete gcc
: >> compatibility.
: > I think from non-technical side, nested functions are not expected by
: > most programmers.
: > From my point of view there are many new extensions that a good for
: > quick hacking, but
: > not for the production code.
: So may I leave my change in the current state, or do you guys want me
: to do some additional changes?
Back out the '-' changes. Leave your change.
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