[PATCH] AIX Fix xlc designated initializer bug

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Mar 1 20:17:09 UTC 2016

On Tue, Mar 01, 2016 at 12:28:06PM -0500, Guillaume G Taillon wrote:
> > But I'd like to understand better why we need it. ;-)
> To make samba compatible with current compilers. I don't know when it will 
> be fixed/if they decide to fix it so without the patch samba doesn't work 
> on AIX.

While that might be a pity, I don't really know how to deal
with this. There's a gcc bug where it will generate a
warning where it should not with initializers. It's not that
we're talking C11. We're talking about something that has
been standardized more than a decade ago, and the compilers
still haven't caught up.

Do we need to go back to ANSI C, or even K&R? If we went
there, we could even compile with Visual C++ again. We could
do that, but it will be quite a change.


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