|Re: C prototypes email@example.com (1993-11-09)|
|Date:||Tue, 9 Nov 1993 18:39:10 GMT|
|[P.J. Plauger has told me that during most of the standardization
|discussions, prototyped and non-prototyped functions weren't supposed to be
|interchangable. |I don't know when that changed. -John]
It was shortly before the first public review (or possibly the second).
Sam Harbison of Tartan Labs proposed it, and its been called the Miranda
rule, as a takeoff on the famous Miranda ruling in US law. The ANSI C
Miranda ruling goes like:
You have the right to fully prototyped code. If you cannot
afford a prototype, one will be appointed for you by the
For non-US readers, the Miranda ruling goes like:
You have the right to a lawyer to represent your case. If you
cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you by the
court of law.
Michael Meissner email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 617-621-8861
Open Software Foundation, 11 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA, 02142
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