Re: [wmii] libixp compilation errors

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 20:18:18 +0200

On 10/23/06, Stefan Tibus <> wrote:
> Searching for anonymous unions/structs on the net leads me to
> the impression that this is a C++ism which has been introduced
> to the GNU C compiler. Looking at the Sun Studio 11 documentation
> there is nothing "anonymous" at all in the C User's Guide. Only
> the C++ User's Guide mentions a switch to enable some language
> extensions, including anonymous structs (which seem to be
> disallowed in standard C++).

This may be true, but I suspect the reason that JG used these can be found at: (section "Extensions").
If I remember correctly, JG mentioned on irc sometime that he'd like
to use Plan9's C extensions...

> ...which leads me to the question: Is it good to make use of
> this? Wouldn't it be better to replace it with either type-casts
> or named unions/structs? (which are allowed for sure)

Since that would increase portability, that would definitally be better yes.

Greets, Sander.
Received on Mon Oct 23 2006 - 20:18:20 UTC

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