Re: [PATCH] devpts_fs.h fails with "error: parameter name omitted"
From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Feb 23 2004 - 23:32:42 EST
Followup to: <20040224024942.GG1200@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
By author: Ian Wienand <ianw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 02:24:24AM +0000, viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > That part makes sense. Previous one doesn't.
> Is that by convention or is leaving out the parameter name in the
> prototype standardised somewhere?
It's commonly done to make code less macro-sensitive.
Personally I wish that standard C allowed it for definitions as well, rather than
having to type (void)foo; to keep it from complaining about unused parameters.
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