[tex-live] K&R C compilers.

Karl Berry karl@freefriends.org
Fri, 3 Jan 2003 09:15:07 -0500

    Does anyone know whether it would be feasible to assume that all the
    compilers used to compile TeX-live are ANSI C?  

FWIW, I agree with the other replies that this would be ok.  Many common
GNU packages require ANSI C now.

The most common non-ANSI compiler was SunOS 4.x's cc, and since Sun has
completely dropped support for that, it's turning out to be ok that
things don't compile with it anymore.  (And anyone who still has it
and is using it almost certainly has gcc anyway.)