Re: 2.4.7 -- GCC-3.0 -- "multiline string literals deprecated" -- PATCH

From: Gareth Hughes (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 08:52:56 EST

paulr wrote:
> Folks,
> While building both kernels 2.4.6 and 2.4.7,
> I encountered a series of compiler warnings,
> warning: multiline string literals are deprecated.
> The build environment was gcc3.0 and binutils-2.11.2.

Yes, unfortunately GCC 3.0 deprecated multiline string literals -- I saw
someone arguing on the GCC mailing lists that writing large chunks of
inline asm shouldn't be "easy", as it interferes with the compiler's
optimization passes. There were other such braindead arguments
supporting the deprecation. The thread should be pretty easy to find in
the archives. Don't know if the deprecation will be removed in future

-- Gareth
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