[GRASS-dev] Min. req. of programming language standard support, GRASS GIS 8

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Fri Jan 29 14:19:29 PST 2021

Am 29. Januar 2021 20:54:06 GMT+00:00 schrieb Markus Metz <markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com>:
>Hi Huidae,
>On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM Huidae Cho <grass4u at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Markus,
>> I think we have to think about what benefits it would bring to us by
>modernizing C code. Probably, not much at all. Personally, I would keep it
>as is because the minimum set of anything (e.g., ANSI C with no new
>features) would probably be more portable, I believe. In other words, what
>are we missing from C99?
>as I mentioned, there is no need to modernize the GRASS C code. The
>question is if we officially allow C99 features.
>For example a number of useful math-related functions and macros are only
>available with C99. See /usr/include/math.h on your system and search for
>C99. Also a number of features related to data types, particularly for
>various int datatypes (stdint.h), become available with C99. And the
>geographic lib in PROJ with src/geodesic.c wants C99. For new PROJ
>versions, C99 is a requirement.

If proj requires it, doesn't it automatically become a requirement for GRASS as well ?


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