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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] C99 in wrapper compilers?
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-20 10:16:08


Nathan and I chatted in IM -- he agrees that this should be fixed, and will be looking at this in detail.

On Nov 20, 2012, at 10:04 AM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> While at SC, Brian, Ralph, Nathan and I had long conversations about C99. We decided:
>
> - all compilers that we care about seem to support C99
> - so let's move the trunk and v1.7 to *require* C99 and see if anyone screams
> --> we're NOT doing this in v1.6
> - mind you: we're not (yet) adding any C99 code to OMPI yet; we're just requiring a C99 compiler via configure
>
> This morning, I noticed that the trunk wrapper compilers are now adding C99 flags (it did so with gcc and icc, but not pgcc -- perhaps because pgcc doesn't need any flags to force C99 mode...?). That does not seem like a good idea -- we certainly don't want to force user apps to be adhere to C99.
>
> This happens on the trunk; not yet with v1.7. Nathan just confirmed to me that the C99 configure macro hasn't yet been ported over the v1.7.
>
> My $0.02: making sure the wrapper compilers don't slurp in c99 flags should be fixed before bringing to v1.7.
>
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