[coreboot] [RFC] Explicitly use C89 (was: Setting C99 by default)

David Hendricks dhendrix at google.com
Wed Nov 30 02:19:35 CET 2016

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:40 PM, Stefan Tauner <
stefan.tauner at alumni.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:09:48 +0100
> Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Di, 2016-11-29 at 00:41 +0100, Stefan Tauner wrote:
> > > Paul can you please - without looking it up - name two new features of
> > > C99 compared to C89?
> >
> > Named initializers.
> > That alone is reason enough to prefer c99 over c89 IMHO.
> You are not Paul. I was asking him specifically because I don't think
> that he could name them but still tries to argue about such things
> although he is not proficient enough to evaluate the implications of
> such decisions (and I can't stand that at all). Even with good
> intentions this is a dangerous approach on improving code quality and
> needs to be countered.

I prefer Julius's approach of giving a detailed explanation that people
reading the list can actually learn from.

David Hendricks (dhendrix)
Systems Software Engineer, Google Inc.
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