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Re: standards.texi update for newer POSIX and C standards

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: standards.texi update for newer POSIX and C standards
Date: Wed, 01 May 2024 23:14:46 -0400

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  > The main change is to say that it's OK to assume C99, except for VLAs. 

Could you state that in a more unambiguous way?
Does "VLA" mean "variable length arrat"?

Whatever feature it means, what specificallky is the way you suggest
handling it, and why?

  > This patch also drops coverage of the K&R function definition style,

Could you explain what it means to "drop coverage"?  Are you proposing
a documentation change, or a change in GCC, or what?

  > this is no longer needed on practical platforms

Could you plesae state more clearly just what is no longer needed...?

Let's not adopt the term "pre-standard".  It presumes that a
disagreement with POSIX stanrdads can only occur because someone has
not yet changed to "obey" the standard.  Thay may be the case,
nowadays, but let's not presume it is true without exception.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
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Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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