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RE: [perl #22189] patch: perl 5.8.0 compile error on ia64/HP-UX ( broken attribute test)

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From:
Andy Dougherty
Date:
May 19, 2003 06:19
Subject:
RE: [perl #22189] patch: perl 5.8.0 compile error on ia64/HP-UX ( broken attribute test)
Message ID:
Pine.SOL.4.53.0305190916310.11041@maxwell.phys.lafayette.edu
On Sat, 17 May 2003, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:

> >I think the remaining 'format's and 'printf's should be changed to
> >'__format__' and '__printf__', including in Configure.

I agree with that.  And it's certainly clear that Configure ought
to be testing whatever perl ends up actually using.

> That depends if HP/UX really undestands the forms without the __
> then why should we limit ourselves to the gcc-ish __ forms?

It wasn't clear to me that HP/UX was actually doing anything useful with
the "attribute".  If I recall correctly, the original poster was using a
compiler called "cc-wrapper".  I have no idea exactly what that "wrapper"
is actually doing.

More to the point, I think we have plenty of gcc users on p5p anyway who
can catch printf formatting errors; it's probably not worth too much
effort to expand the checking further.

-- 
    Andy Dougherty		doughera@lafayette.edu

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