Proposed platform assumption changes
hartmans at MIT.EDU
Mon Jan 30 12:26:36 EST 2012
>>>>> "Nico" == Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> writes:
Nico> Second, assuming you have a C99 compiler on some of the
Nico> platforms that you build for (MIT does) you get the benefit of
Nico> safety checking from the compiler. This matters when you have
Nico> several fields of the same type in a struct, which w/o
Nico> designated initializers makes it too easy to assign the wrong
Nico> values to fields.
One significant downside of this macro is that it doesn't catch ordering
problems when built with a c99 compiler. So, if most of your platforms
are c99 but some are not, you can introduce significant lack-of-safety
through minimizing testing of the non-c99 platforms.
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