GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
Posted Dec 24, 2012 8:15 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
Parent article: GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
If you have GCC then you have C++, too. The lu_zero's fit of hysteria is related to the fact that you may have only some other, quite limited and deficient compiler instead. Which probably means that not only GCC extensions are not permittable but that ANSI C is "too new" and K&R C should be supported forever.
I think that since it's exclusively his problem (most other guys do a bootstrap using some other platform with full-blown GCC nowadays not a vendor-provided compiler) he can support any compiler he wants in said state, but it's not a good enough reason to make life for everyone else miserable.
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