[M3devel] should C backend output K&R, ANSI C, or C++?

Jay K jay.krell at cornell.edu
Sun Sep 8 05:21:56 CEST 2013

Any preferences/rationale for C backend to output:

1) K&R C
3) C++

Even gcc now requires a C++ compiler to bootstrap.
C++ hypothetically offers us a chance for efficient exception handing.
HPUX/HPPA bundled C compiler is K&R only.

 - Jay
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