I'm trying to remember -- I wrote C just about full-time from about 1984 till about 1998, then did the consultant thing for a while, some SQL, fooled around with this Perl language and ended up doing Perl full-time after that.
I was using either MS C v6 or Borland's Turbo C back in 1998 .. have only used gcc for little toy projects, but I can just about guarantee that MS C vomits on trailing commas, and Turbo C probably does the same thing.
Alex / talexb / Toronto
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