bugGNU Mailutils - Bugs: bug #35938, reserved identifier violation


bug #35938: reserved identifier violation

Submitted by:  Markus Elfring <elfring>
Submitted on:  Wed Mar 21 18:55:15 2012  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Postponed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

Add a New Comment (Rich MarkupRich Markup):

You are not logged in

Please log in, so followups can be emailed to you.


Thu Apr 5 12:42:31 2012, comment #5:

Markus, I have already expressed my opinion and clarified the priority of this issue. Neither has changed recently.

Sergey Poznyakoff <gray>
Project Administrator
Thu Apr 5 12:01:52 2012, comment #4:

Would you like to change any identifiers that tamper with the POSIX name space?

Markus Elfring <elfring>
Thu Apr 5 11:06:02 2012, comment #3:

Would you like to integrate the appended adjustment into your source code repository?

(file #25584)

Markus Elfring <elfring>
Mon Mar 26 01:11:19 2012, comment #2:

This person opening up this report seems to have a fascination this. See also https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?35953, https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?35748, and https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?35874 which all have the same title and seem to have been opened at about the same time.

It is possible to request and get a patch from the person for your specific situtation. But you might want to review it as our developers found the first patch a bit ugly. We did however accept with slight modification a second patch attempt.

Rocky Bernstein <rocky>
Thu Mar 22 06:40:25 2012, comment #1:

Thanks for noticing. Indeed, this could create a possibility for name clashes, but it is very small (if at all existent), so that's not a high- (and even medium-) priority issue.

Sergey Poznyakoff <gray>
Project Administrator
Wed Mar 21 18:55:15 2012, original submission:

I suggest to try the search pattern "\<_(?:(?:_(.*))|([A-Z]+))" on source files.
Some places will be found where names begin with two underscores or an underscore and an uppercase letter.


This does not fit to the expected naming convention of the C language standard.
I recommend to adjust your selection for unique names.

Markus Elfring <elfring>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach File(s):

Attached Files


Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found


Carbon-Copy List
  • -unavailable- added by rocky (Posted a comment)
  • -unavailable- added by gray (Posted a comment)
  • -unavailable- added by elfring (Submitted the item)

    Do you think this task is very important?
    If so, you can click here to add your encouragement to it.
    This task has 0 encouragements so far.

    Only logged-in users can vote.


    Please enter the title of George Orwell's famous dystopian book (it's a date):



    Follow 3 latest changes.

    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri Apr 6 17:33:23 2012elfringAttached File-=>Added 0001-Bug-35938-Make-include-guards-standard-compliant.patch, #25603
    Thu Apr 5 11:06:02 2012elfringAttached File-=>Added 0001-Bug-35938-Make-include-guards-standard-compliant.patch, #25584
    Thu Mar 22 06:40:25 2012grayStatusNone=>Postponed

    Back to the top

    Powered by Savane 3.1-cleanup1