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ansi2knr(1)                                                        ansi2knr(1)


       ansi2knr - convert ANSI C to Kernighan & Ritchie C


       ansi2knr [--varargs] input_file [output_file]


       If no output_file is supplied, output goes to stdout.
       There are no error messages.

       ansi2knr  recognizes function definitions by seeing a non-keyword iden-
       tifier at the left margin, followed by a left parenthesis, with a right
       parenthesis as the last character on the line, and with a left brace as
       the first token on the following line  (ignoring  possible  intervening
       comments).   It  will  recognize  a  multi-line header provided that no
       intervening line ends with a left or right brace or a semicolon.  These
       algorithms  ignore  whitespace  and  comments, except that the function
       name must be the first thing on the line.

       The following constructs will confuse it:
            - Any other construct that starts at the left margin  and  follows
       the above syntax (such as a macro or function call).
            -  Some macros that tinker with the syntax of the function header.

       The --varargs switch is obsolete, and is recognized only for  backwards
       compatibility.   The present version of ansi2knr will always attempt to
       convert a ... argument to va_alist and va_dcl.


       L. Peter Deutsch <> wrote the  original  ansi2knr  and
       continues to maintain the current version; most of the code in the cur-
       rent version is his work.   ansi2knr  also  includes  contributions  by
       Francois  Pinard  <>  and  Jim  Avera <jima@net->.

                                  19 Jan 1996                      ansi2knr(1)

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