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Re^4: (OT) How can I do unless(caller) { main; } in C using GCC in Windows?

by Argel (Prior)
on Sep 12, 2012 at 22:52 UTC ( #993321=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: (OT) How can I do unless(caller) { main; } in C using GCC in Windows?
in thread (OT) How can I do unless(caller) { main; } in C using GCC in Windows?

Yeah, but it's not like this is the first off-topic post and he marked as such. And there is a (very) loose tie-in to Perl. Why make a big deal out of it? If you do not want to answer it, then just ignore it. Heck, it was not even an approved node until I just approved it!

Update: It's not like we are getting tons of off-topic C questions. If we were, then it might be time to clamp down on it. But for one or two a year I am not seeing a problem. And since Perl is written in C, it is tangentially related, much like SQL and database questions are. And that's ignoring XS. Becoming better at C in general likely translates to writing better XS based modules later on, right? So how off-topic is it really? Not as off-topic as Java I'd wager.

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Re^5: (OT) How can I do unless(caller) { main; } in C using GCC in Windows?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 12, 2012 at 23:19 UTC

    Yeah, but it's not like this is the first off-topic post and he marked as such. And there is a (very) loose tie-in to Perl. Why make a big deal out of it?

    Well, no-one is maing a "big deal" out of it, but since this is a 1st post by newbie, someone has to point out focus of the site

    If you do not want to answer it, then just ignore it. Heck, it was not even an approved node until I just approved it!

    According to What is consideration? you should not approve OT nodes

    Update: It's not like we are getting tons of off-topic C questions. If we were, then it might be time to clamp down on it. But for one or two a year I am not seeing a problem. And since Perl is written in C, it is tangentially related, much like SQL and database questions are. And that's ignoring XS. Becoming better at C in general likely translates to writing better XS based modules later on, right? So how off-topic is it really? Not as off-topic as Java I'd wager.

    Oh boy :)

Re^5: (OT) How can I do unless(caller) { main; } in C using GCC in Windows?
by tobyink (Abbot) on Sep 13, 2012 at 02:05 UTC

    I wasn't especially concerned about off-topicness. I was just wondering why the OP had chosen to ask a question about C on a site dedicated to an entirely different programming language. There must surely be other sites where they'd get reach a more expert audience.

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Re^5: (OT) How can I do unless(caller) { main; } in C using GCC in Windows?
by Corion (Pope) on Sep 13, 2012 at 07:06 UTC

    I have unapproved the question. It does not belong in any section here.

        With a long weekend between my curt reply and coming back to the topic, I think the better approach would've been to consider the node for unapproval instead of just unapproving the node myself.

        I think that the other off-topic posts are still approved because nobody unapproved them or discussed them. I approved (OT) Listing / Inquiring on MQ Cluster Queues becuase I thought that some interesting discussion of the API of MQSeries and its API/use might follow, which I consider in Perl-land. I don't see how asking a question about gcc can lead back to Perl, which is why that question does not belong in any section on this site IMO. Again, I think I shouldn't have unapproved it directly, but waited for the voting.

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