$ in identifiers -- poll

Jack Jansen jack at vu44.UUCP
Wed Dec 26 08:09:52 AEST 1984

If the idea to make a construct like
extern sys_read "SYS$READ" ();
cannot be implemented like this because of the conflict with
old-style initialization, why not use the "entry" keyword?
It is still a reserved word (well, according to my K&R, at least),
and I've never heard of an implementation using it.
Besides that,
extern sys_read entry "SYS$READ" ();
looks even more intellegible (to me).
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