[ntp:questions] Re: Does anybody still need ntp to build with K&R C?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed May 25 14:54:58 UTC 2005

Harlan Stenn wrote:

>I'd like to remove the requirement that NTP builds with K&R C, and start
>assuming we have an ANSI C compiler.
>Does anybody object to this?
Sounds good to me!  K&R permitted a lot of sloppy coding practices that 
cause strict ANSI C to generate error or warning messages.

Which ANSI C standard did you plan to conform to?  ANSI 77 was a pretty 
good standard but I have read some negative comments about later 
standards (ANSI 99??) being internally inconsistent and incompatible 
with earlier versions.

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