On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 10:52 AM Charalampos Stratakis firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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PEP 7 says that C code should conform to C89 with a subset of C99
It's 2021 and all the major compilers support C11 (ignoring the optional parts).
C11 has support for thread locals, static asserts, and anonymous structs and unions. All useful features.
Is there a good reason not to start using C11 now?
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Depends what platforms the python core developers are willing to support.
Currently downstream on e.g. RHEL7 we compile versions of CPython under gcc 4.8.2 which does not support C11.
In addition the manylinux2014 base image is also based on CentOS 7, which wouldn't support C11 as well.
I *suspect* this is the primary technical reason not to adopt C11 left.
But aren't things like manylinux2014 defined by the contents of a centrally maintained docker container? If so (I'm not one who knows how wrong my guess likely is...), can we get those updated to include a more modern compiler so we can move on sooner than the deprecation of manylinux2014?
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