[vbox-dev] reserved identifier violation
Markus.Elfring at web.de
Wed Feb 18 10:45:22 PST 2009
Jens Schweikhardt wrote:
> If you read that page, count the number of rules, which identifier is
> reserved and when.
It looks like a big challenge to create unique identifiers.
> How much easier is it to use __foo and be done?
It may be convenient to ignore or exclude a few rules. But I have got doubts
because software correctness might be affected.
> It appears you are arguing for not entering the implementation name space
> for standard conformance's sake.
Yes - I stress this design aspect a bit.
> Strict ISO C conformance could never be a goal here.
I hope that open issues from the applied naming convention can be improved.
> Believe it or not, I even wrote a program to check for name space issues
> in C implementations so that compiler vendors can improve their
> sometimes shoddy understanding of it
Would any software developer like to be more strict with parts from the
VirtualBox source code?
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