On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:25:29AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> By the way, where did I read that #define macro names have to
> be unique within the first 6 (six) letters? :-)

The 6 letters limit was actually a restriction of earlier linkers and
it affected all identifiers of linkable objects like variables,
functions etc... Everybody familiar with FORTRAN libraries like BLAS [1]
will remember that cramped namespace. ;-)

[1]: http://www.netlib.org/lapack/lug/node145.html


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