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Re: stdbool.h test v. Compaq C on Tru64

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: stdbool.h test v. Compaq C on Tru64
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 09:39:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Steven,

Thanks for the report.

* Steven M. Schweda wrote on Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 05:22:07AM CEST:
>    The problem involves the test for a working stdbool.h, which test
> fails unexpectedly, for a novel (quirky) reason.  While the system's
> stdbool.h should be adequate for normal purposes, the DEC/Compaq/HP C
> compiler can not cope with the test used.  Then, when that test fails,
> gnulib substitues its own stdbool.h, with which the compiler can't cope
> either (for other reasons).

Well, the fact that the compiler failed the AC_HEADER_STDBOOL test is a
feature not a bug: Autoconf found out that this compiler does not have a
C99 conforming stdbool.  It might be good enough for your purposes, but
this macro is a rather all-or-nothing thing, so tries to expose all
kinds of quirks.

It would be more interesting to see why gnulib's stdbool.h can't cope.
Please write to bug-gnulib if it doesn't look like an Autoconf bug


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