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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-26 23:11:19

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 20:04:57 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote
> Jeff Garland wrote:
> > Yeah, you are correct it is treating it as a function declaration. This feel
> > like a gcc bug to me, but there could be some obscure reason why it's that way
> > that I'm unaware of.
> <snip>
> This is correct behaviour. The above declaration declares t2 as a
> function taking two parameters of type ptime (irrelevantly named
> min_date_time and max_date_time). Any compiler that doesn't parse
> it as that is broken.

So enlighten me. Why would parenthesis be allowed in the function definition
/ name? Can't say I've ever seen that syntax used before. What's the
advantage -- I can see the downside.


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