Why is C90 enforced in KDE?

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 22:12:26 GMT 2015

2015-12-06 18:59 GMT-03:00 Thomas Lübking <thomas.luebking at gmail.com>:
> On Sonntag, 6. Dezember 2015 17:41:07 CEST, Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
>> Then we ignore warnings about // comments and pay attention
>> to others
> Wtf does flex/yacc produce incompliant comments?
> Seriously, COMMENTS!
> That's a convenience thing.
> int foo = bar; // bar defined in wherever
> is simpler than
> int foo = bar; /* bar defined in wherever */
> but a code generator isn't lazy.
> There must be a way to avoid that?
> Otherwise one might convince them to create cpp/cxx suffixes so that
> compilers will invoke the C++ compiler?

I have never used yacc, but I know you can make flex produce a file
named .cpp and even use C++ code inside your actions. There is even an
(experimental, unstable) flex option to make it output an actual C++
parser class.


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