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From Paul Querna <c...@force-elite.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r708462 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm: ./ simple/
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2008 23:16:38 GMT
Paul Querna wrote:
> André Malo wrote:
>> * Paul Querna wrote:
>>
>>> Ruediger Pluem wrote:
>>
>>>> This does not work on ANSI C compilers. Declarations need to be at the
>>>> start of the block.
>>> Then lets not support them.
>>>
>>> C90 required that variable decls came before code, but IIRC C99 style
>>> mid-function declarations should work on pretty much all modern
>>> platforms, aka anything with GCC or MSVC.
>>
>> -1.
>> "IIRC" and "pretty much all modern" are both bad reasons for being 
>> sloppy ;-)
>>
>> IIRC ( >:-> ) the AIX compiler actually doesn't like it, but other 
>> people know that better.
> 
> Then lets not support AIX :-)

To expand on my beliefs around this a little bit, if a platform doesn't 
have things like kqueue, epool or event ports, and it still doesn't have 
a c99 compiler, where is the value in supporting it, they are likely 
still using Apache 1.3 anyways.

-Paul

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