[openssl-project] Minimum C version

Tim Hudson tjh at cryptsoft.com
Sun Oct 7 13:46:45 UTC 2018

I don't see a *substantial benefit* from going to C99 and I've worked on
numerous embedded platforms where it is highly unlikely that C99 support
will ever be available.

Kurt - do you have a specific list of features you think would be
beneficial - or is it just a general sense to move forward?

We should ensure that C++ builds work - but that is mostly simply keyword
avoidance - but sticking with the base C89/C90 in my experience is still a
reasonable position.

For Microsoft reading

I know there are Microsoft platforms that require use of earlier compilers
than VS2013 to support (unfortunately).


On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 11:33 PM Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 02:01:36PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > Unfortunately Microsoft still does not support C99, I believe. Or did
> that get fixed eventually, in a version that can reasonably be required?
> That is a very good point, and they never intend to fix that.
> So would that mean we say that VC will be unsupported? Or that we
> should make it so that it can be build using C++?
> Kurt
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