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Bug 82087 - SRPMS: portability: 'inline' keyword is used as identifier
SRPMS: portability: 'inline' keyword is used as identifier
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2003-01-17 07:05 EST by Sysoltsev Slawa
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Patch which fixes described BUG (524 bytes, patch)
2003-01-17 07:07 EST, Sysoltsev Slawa
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Description Sysoltsev Slawa 2003-01-17 07:05:45 EST
Description of problem:
in sources in file evolution-1.0.8/mail/mail-callbacks.h:121 is line:
void forward_messages      (CamelFolder *folder, GPtrArray *uids, gboolean inline);

If you supposed 'inline' here as identifier it is restricted by C compiler as 'inline' is 
the keyword (see clause 6.4.1 of C standards, paragraph 1). According paragraph 
2, clause 6.4.1 of C standards you can't use identifiers that are recognized by C 
compiler as keywords.

GNU C compiler doesn't emit the error because bug in compiler or maybe 
undocumented feature ( I mean inline parameters, as ridiculous it wouldn't sound. 
However I haven't found documentation on it). Seems it treats 'gboolean inline' 
as '<type> <modifier>', i.e. as declaration without parameter name. You can 
ensure in it adding any identifier name i.e. something like 'gboolean inline 
somename'; it won't expose error too with gcc.

I've never heard about inline parameters, so I suppose you just used invalid name 
for parameter. To be correct (and therefore increase Linux portability) you should 
another identifier in this declaration.

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1. I'm afraid the error cannot be shown with GNU C compiler.

Actual results:
Compilation errors with custom compiler.

Expected results:
Successfully built package.

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Comment 1 Sysoltsev Slawa 2003-01-17 07:07:06 EST
Created attachment 89421 [details]
Patch which fixes described BUG
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-17 11:04:03 EST
We don't support recompiling with compilers other than the one we ship with.  
You might report the bug upstream at http://bugzilla.ximian.com and they may
care more about non-gcc compilers.

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