[ntp:hackers] Re: Anybody object to requiring AnsiC for building NTP?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed May 25 06:32:15 PDT 2005


I have no idea how to respond to this. Which opeating systems are 
affected? Solaris native> Alpha native? VMS native? Are non-ANSI 
compilers rare?


Harlan Stenn wrote:

>One of the requirements of NTP has been that it compile on systems
>without Ansi C compilers.
>I'm thinking that it's time we remove this backward-compatibility
>It will let us do some code cleanup and simplification, including
>the prototype stuff and, I believe, getting rid of varargs (in favor
>of stdargs).  Near as I can remember...
>Does anybody have a requirement to still support K&R compilers?

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