[Bf-committers] IRC Meeting minutes january 16/23

Jonathan Thambidurai jonthambi at comcast.net
Sun Jan 30 19:34:43 CET 2005

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 13:59:26 +0100
Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Below notes what was discussed the past two meetings.
> - GCC compiler flags
> Stephen Swaney noted that we occasionally get code contributed with the  
> C++ convention that allows variable declarations on any part of code.  
> Pure C doesn't allow this, but our current -Wall warning level doesn't  
> make gcc complain. Using the -ansi flag would solve it, but disable  
> "//" comments in code though. A proposal to kill using "//" and write a  
> script to convert all to "/* */" didn't make it...

Variable declarations in any part of the code is a part of C99 (the "new" ANSI/ISO C standard), as is cpp-style comments.  While Microsoft's C-compiler and gcc prior to version 3 do not support these features, they are definitely standard and "Pure C".

Jonathan Thambidurai

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