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Re: Bug#196800: flex mustn't assume stdint.h is available on allplatforms

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 15:22:17 -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org> said: 

>> You need to read up on your standards. The language called C is
>> defined by only one authoritative standard.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (E) (C)ISO/IEC
>> Contents ix
>> 5 This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition,
>> ISO/IEC 9899:1990, as amended and corrected by ISO/IEC
>> 9899/COR1:1994, ISO/IEC 9899/AMD1:1995, and ISO /IEC
>> 9899/COR2:1996.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Thus, I need have no such qualifiers when talking abouit conforming
>> C implmentations.

> Given the real-world deployment of probably at least a dozen major
> OSs which were 9899:1990 conformant and predate the 9899:1999
> standard, I'd say that's a pretty useless point of view.

	OOh, I am blinded by the cogency of your arguments. 

	C99 is over 3 years old. 

	For ancient platforms, use flex-old.

	Anyway, you are certainly entitled to your opinion, and you
 can do whatever you want with your packages and your code.

I'll meet you... on the dark side of the moon... Pink Floyd
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