__signed usage in ansi.h

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Aug 10 14:44:01 PDT 2003

:  Note that even if you do support such compilers you're probably in
:  trouble as some inlines are defined in header files which, if they are
:  not kept as inlines, will lead to needless re-definition and possibly
:  some re-definition fatal to the compile.
:Bosko Milekic  *  bmilekic at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  *  bmilekic at xxxxxxxxxxx
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    Yes, though header files have other uses as well.  For example,
    perl processes header files to interface with C, as does a number of
    other languages.  These sorts of header processors only really care
    about procedure prototypes and structures but you don't want them hicup
    on weird constructs, like inline procedures, that they could otherwise
    ignore if they looked like normal procedures.  I use the portability
    features myself in order to be able to run FreeBSD header files through
    DICE for various non-compilation purposes.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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