Namespace pollution due to compiler.h in Xenomai 3.1

Jan Kiszka jan.kiszka at
Fri Mar 13 15:42:29 CET 2020

On 13.03.20 15:22, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Hi,
> In message <20200313141229.7C87C24003E at> I wrote:
>>>> We noticed because out application also defines __packed...
>>> That's indeed bad style which I didn't realize so far. All those
>>> short-hands should be prefixed, e.g. like qt does (Q_NORETURN, Q_LIKELY
>>> etc.).
>> Was there not a rule in ANSI C that the use of double underscores in
>> identifiers is reserved compiler internal definitions?  I would expect
>> that it's ok in compiler.h but incorrect in any application headers.
> For example C99 section 7.1.3 (see [1]):
>          All identifiers that begin with an underscore and either an
>          uppercase letter or another underscore are always reserved
>          for any use.
> [1]
> So IMHO any definition of __packed... in application code is not
> standard conforming.

That is correct as well and should be fixed in their application.

Still, I don't think Xenomai should use such defines on its own when 
other libs avoid this as well.


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