[Python-Dev] C99

Michael Felt michael at felt.demon.nl
Sun Jun 12 10:06:43 EDT 2016

I am using IBM xlc aka vac - version 11.

afaik it will deal with c99 features (by default I set it to behave that 
way because a common 'issue' is C++ style comments, when they should not 
be that style (fyi: not seen that in Python).

IMHO: GCC is not just a compiler - it brings with it a whole set of 
infrastructure requirements (aka run-time environment, rte). Certainly 
not an issue for GNU environments, but non-gnu (e.g., posix) will/may 
have continual side-effects from "competing" rte.. At least that was my 
experience when I was using gcc rather than xlc.

On 6/4/2016 9:53 AM, Martin Panter wrote:
> Sounds good for features that are well-supported by compilers that
> people use. (Are there other compilers used than just GCC and MSVC?)

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