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Re: new macro: AC_C_RESTRICT

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: new macro: AC_C_RESTRICT
Date: 31 Mar 2003 17:20:14 -0800
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Comments/suggestions?

Looks good, thanks.  However, could you please check for "__restrict"
before "__restrict__"?  GCC supports either spelling, but "__restrict"
is shorter and older DEC Alpha C compilers support only "__restrict".
The handwritten "configure" script for MPlayer
<> checks for "__restrict" first, so this
should be reliable.

Also, please check for "_Restrict" as well.  That is the only spelling
supported by Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 C.

Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't like the name very much, since it implies C-only support,
> while the macro is useful/necessary also with C++ compilers.

Aren't the other AC_C_ macros in that camp too?

Perhaps we should use AC_CONLY_ as a prefix for macros that are no
good for C++.  This reminds me of the story of the man whose full name
was "R B Jones", and whose paychecks always read "RONLY BONLY JONES"
-- but I digress....

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