[neomutt-devel] About C flavour (Was: Refactoring's cosmetics 💄)

Fabian Groffen grobian at gentoo.org
Thu Jan 26 12:45:07 CET 2017

On 26-01-2017 12:12:30 +0100, Guyzmo wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 09:26:33AM +0000, Stuart Henderson wrote:
> > On 2017/01/25 23:12, Guyzmo wrote:
> > > it's not as lovely as C99 style, but it's still worth not leaving out.
> > GCC 4.9 is GPLv3-licensed which some operating systems can't include
> > with the OS, it's usually possible to run but means an extra install (or
> > lengthy build if binaries aren't available).
> > Clang doesn't have particularly wide support for CPU architectures
> > (x86 and ARM are pretty good, powerpc is missing some bits, others are
> > not present or missing a lot).
> > Are the extra things in C11 nice enough to be worth cutting out some
> > users?
> And what would be the realistic alternatives for GCC and Clang for
> systems that are neither GPL-compatible and on an exotic architecture?
> And what system+archicture would be running those users that would be
> left over?

RHEL/CO/OL 5: gcc-4.1.2
RHEL/CO/OL 6: gcc-4.4.2
RHEL/CO/OL 7: gcc-4.8.3

I don't know much about Debian/Ubuntu, but it won't be revolutionary I
guess.  Seems Precise uses gcc-4.6.3, Trusty gcc-4.8.2, Vivid gcc-4.9.2,
Xenial gcc-5.3.0.

Maybe worth to consider how the downstream distros would have to
build/package neomutt.


Fabian Groffen
Gentoo on a different level
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