6 char externs and the ANSI standard

Ralph Kuntz ralph at uf-csg.UUCP
Fri Nov 2 01:40:34 AEST 1984

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Come on folks!!  Let's move out of the ``stone-age'' of compilers.  The
proposed standard allows 6 mono-case characters for externs.  If a program is
to comform to the standard it too cannot depend on more than 6 significant
characters.  The alternative is to allow an ``unlimited'' number of significant
characters, ala 4.2bsd C, and bring all of the out-of-date loaders into the
'80s.  Writing compiler-assemblers is no longer the chore it used to be.
Loader technology should also be brought up to date.
	From the dungeon at the University of Florida

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