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From Niklas Edmundsson <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r708462 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk/server/mpm: ./ simple/
Date Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:58:42 GMT
On Tue, 28 Oct 2008, Paul Querna wrote:

>>> -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.

Feels like we're going from "lets be portable" to "if it's not the 
latest&greatest linux-distro that I use lets drop it". Sounds like a 
bad decision to me.

For the record, Takashis example compiles with a recent AIX compiler 
(VAC 9) when using cc, xlc, and c99.

I'm for avoiding c99 for a while though, there are still a lot of c99 
related bugs that show up in different compilers, and I don't really 
thing we can gain that much by jumping on the c99 bandwagon.

And lets continue being portable, please.

  Niklas Edmundsson, Admin @ {acc,hpc2n}      |
  It's better to be rich and healthy than poor and sick

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