[Python-Dev] Start writing inlines rather than macros?
solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Feb 27 19:51:56 CET 2014
On Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:22:37 +0000 (UTC)
Sturla Molden <sturla.molden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> > The Visual Studio team has publicly stated they will never support C99,
> > so dropping C89 blindly is going to alienate a big part of our user base
> > unless we switch to C++ instead. I'm fine with trying to pull in C99
> > features, though, that we can somehow support in a backwards-compatible way with VS.
> So you are saying that Python should use "the C that Visual Studio
> supports"? I believe Microsoft is not competent to define the C standard.
> If they cannot provide a compiler that is their bad. There are plenty of
> other standard-compliant compilers we can use, including Intel, clang and
> gcc (MinGW).
Other C compilers don't support all of C99, AFAIR. We sometimes get
such bug reports from e.g. AIX users.
I'd be all for accepting C99, ideally. But we must care about our
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