[tex-live] K&R C compilers.

Thomas Esser te@dbs.uni-hannover.de
Fri, 3 Jan 2003 13:49:42 +0100

> compilers used to compile TeX-live are ANSI C?  Or least that they

pdftex needs ANSI C++ and C compilers. Just look at libs/xpdf/README:

    much any system which runs X11 and has Unix-like libraries.  You'll
    need ANSI C++ and C compilers to compile it.

And I think that many other parts in TeX Live just won't compile if you
don't use an ANSI C compatible compiler.

So, I don't think that we'd loose much if you'd drop support for pre-ANSI