[PLUG] #include files.... in programming languages

"Sankarshan (সঙ্কর্ষণ)" sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 07:20:22 PDT 2008


ഓം wrote:

[snipping off some portions] and assuming that you are being sarcastic 
or like (based on a few earlier mails on other threads)

> Why can't these .h files be called .i files, they are include files
> and what better suffix for include files that .i?
> Are we still following what some "stdio.h" wrote 15 or more years ago
> without bothering to why not change for better?
> 
> Any suggestion on this front?
> 
> Why can't compilers be built to have these files included at any place
> in the program other than at the start?
> 
> Just curious!!

http://eli-project.sourceforge.net/c_html/c.html is one place to start 
with perhaps.

http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/ is another along with 
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/

~sankarshan






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