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Date:	Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:31:24 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <>
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:	Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Sasha Levin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kernel: use the gnu89 standard explicitly

On Sun, 2014-10-19 at 13:46 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Oct 19, o2014 1:24 PM, "Joe Perches" <> wrote:
> >
> > I think it'd be moderately painful.
> >
> > There are ~1000 uses of variables like "<some_type> new" in the kernel.
> So? That's not a C11 violation last I saw. The whole "new" keyword is still
> just a C++ problem AFAIK.
> And if that is some stupid gcc5 thing, maybe just turning off that
> particular gcc  bug is possible?

My mistake, false premise.

Use of the <some_type> new is not an issue with
gcc 4.9 -std=gnu11.

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