Submitter: Andrew Josey via Fred Tydeman
Submission Date: 2003-08-15
Source: The Open Group
Reference Document: Open Group aardvark 117
Subject: Function prototype with [restrict]
6.7.6 (direct-abstract-declarator) is inconsistent with 6.7.5 (direct-declarator) with respect to omitting an identifier from a declaration to form a type name.
Here is a specific example that shows the problem.
int lio_listio(int, struct aiocb *restrict const[restrict]);is invalid and appears to have to be done as:
int lio_listio(int, struct aiocb *restrict const __FOO[restrict]);6.7.6 Type names, paragraph 2 has:
In several contexts, it is necessary to specify a type. This is accomplished using a type name, which is syntactically a declaration for a function or an object of that type that omits the identifier.
So you would think that if
struct aiocb *restrict const __FOO[restrict]is a valid declaration of the object __FOO, then it should follow from the above statement that
struct aiocb *restrict const [restrict]must be a valid type name.
Proposed Technical Corrigendum
In the syntax rules for direct-abstract-declarator in 6.7.6 paragraph 1, replace
direct-abstract-declaratoropt [ assignment-expressionopt ]with
direct-abstract-declaratoropt [ type-qualifier-listopt assignment-expressionopt ]
direct-abstract-declaratoropt [ static type-qualifier-listopt assignment-expression ]
direct-abstract-declaratoropt [ type-qualifier-list static assignment-expression ]
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