[Oberon] Trivialising formality considered harmful
jan at verhoeven272.nl
Thu Mar 16 19:26:43 CET 2006
Op Thursday 16 March 2006 02:53 schreef August Karlstrom:
> jan verhoeven wrote:
> > Op Wednesday 15 March 2006 22:24 schreef August Karlstrom:
> > > It's perfectly OK to implement the extensions described in the
> > > Oakwood guidelines or some other extensions, but I think a special
> > > compiler flag/option should need to be used to compile a module
> > > that uses these extensions, e.g. "--with-oak-extensions" or
> > > "--with-abc-extensions".
> > That's what made gcc into the current monstruous program it is. It's a
> > good C compiler, but it's just too big with too many flags.
> But gcc is the other way around; it requires something like three flags
> to go into standard C mode (-ansi -pedantic -std=c89). My idea is that
> an Oberon-2 compiler should by default be... an Oberon-2 compiler! If
> you want it to be something else you have to let it know.
So apparently we agree.
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