[RFC][PATCH] krb5 => libverto main loop

Nathaniel McCallum npmccallum at redhat.com
Tue Aug 23 12:13:20 EDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-08-22 at 18:33 -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-08-20 at 15:48 -0400, Ken Raeburn wrote:
> > I've always liked that (except for the com_err mess), but I've always
> > expected that eventually the external dependencies would have to
> > become more advanced.  It took us quite a while to start demanding C89
> > support, and after more than a decade we don't require C99.
> MSVC doesn't implement very much of C99, so requiring C99 would mean
> switching to MinGW for the core Windows build.  I don't know exactly
> what the implications of that are since we generate DLLs and wouldn't
> want to require DLL consumers to use MinGW as well.
> http://www.mingw.org/wiki/MSVC_and_MinGW_DLLs suggests that at a minimum
> we'd need to use a Microsoft tool to generate a lib file usable by MSVC.
> If that's the end of it then it might be okay (although requiring the MS
> SDK in addition to MinGW sounds a little annoying), but converting would
> still be a lot of work.

MSVC supports a handy subset of C99, including intermixing declarations
and code and stdbool. It might be worth permitting just those features
which MSVC supports.

FWIW, I hate coding without this great C99 pattern:
for (int i=0 ; i < max ; i++)


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