libstand functions not ansi-c compiliant

Michael Reifenberger mike at
Wed Jun 8 13:32:51 GMT 2005

On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Stefan Farfeleder wrote:

> Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 14:54:23 +0200
> From: Stefan Farfeleder <stefan at>
> To: Michael Reifenberger <mike at>
> Cc: standards at
> Subject: Re: libstand functions not ansi-c compiliant
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 12:52:42PM +0200, Michael Reifenberger wrote:
>> The advantage would be (thats how I got to this issue at all) that
>> you don't get compiling errors when including <stdio.h> too.
>> (I had to do this to get the definition of FILE for the work
>> on upgrading sys/boot/ficl to ficl4)
> I'd consider including <stdio.h> from sys/boot/ficl a bug.

Maybe. Thats debatable.
But by default ficl.h (coming with ficl4)does inslude <stdio.h>
and ficl4 says about itself: ...Ficl is written in strict ANSI C...
Unfortunately <stdio.h> is part of ANSI-C...
So one cant blame ficl4 for that.

>>> You can't just change the return type in the header without changing all
>>> definitions of putchar().
>> It seems that putchar is not implemented in libstand.
>> Do you know where?
> Each application using libstand is expected to implement putchar(), see
> libstand(3).


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