Weird character in system header?

Weird character in system header?

Post by SEGV » Mon, 19 Oct 1998 04:00:00



XEmacs reveals a '^L' embedded in my <gnu/types.h>. Is this just a typo?

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Weird character in system header?

Post by Peter Samuels » Mon, 19 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:> XEmacs reveals a '^L' embedded in my <gnu/types.h>. Is this just a
> typo?

Whether it is or not, it's a legal whitespace character.  A lot of
source code uses ^L to separate logical units of code smaller than
the individual file.  I don't have a glibc box up right now so I can't
check <gnu/types.h> itself, but the ^L probably is on purpose.

I myself never saw the point of embedding ^L's.  Maybe that's because I
never print out my source code....

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Weird character in system header?

Post by Chris Edige » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00



> XEmacs reveals a '^L' embedded in my <gnu/types.h>. Is this just a typo?

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> SEGV    http://www.cgocable.net/~mlepage/

Nope, it's supposed to cause a formfeed when printed.
 
 
 

1. Headers, Headers, whos got the Headers

:   - Does anybody have any idea how the headers are supposed to be arranged
:     and what their contents should be?
:
:   - Which ones go where, which versions should be used, which ones shouldn't
:     be used, where can they be found?
:
:   - Should the headers included with the GNU 2.2.2 release in
:     0.96cpl2inc.tar.Z be used as well as those included with the 0.97
:     kernel? (I wasn't using them)
:
: Any help that anybody could give would be appreciated.  And "No!" I don't plan
: on quitting my day job. :)

I think H.J. and Linus finally have the header problem solved.  Get
2.2.2d when it's released tomorrow and install it with the 0.97pl1
kernel source.  After that, everything should work fine (at least it
does on my system).

David
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