Use of C99 features

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Oct 28 16:47:56 CET 2015

On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:20, rjh at said:

> the past it was possible to compile GnuPG with a C++ compiler.  C++ has
> much stricter type rules, and in my experience C++ compilers are more
> demanding than C compilers in terms of what bad programming habits they

Please keep in mind that C and C++ are two different languages - there
are subtle difference and thus using a C++ compiler for C code may work
but is not suggested.

> I'd prefer to see the constants from stdint.h be used.

We are already using INT32_MAX if available to work a round an AIX
problem.  And frankly, I added stdint.h at one place without doing a
configure test already last year ;-)



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