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@@ -65,6 +65,19 @@ in templates/hooks--pre-commit. To help ensure this does not happen,
run git diff --check on your changes before you commit.
+(1a) Try to be nice to older C compilers
+
+We try to support wide range of C compilers to compile
+git with. That means that you should not use C99 initializers, even
+if a lot of compilers grok it.
+
+Also, variables have to be declared at the beginning of the block
+(you can check this with gcc, using the -Wdeclaration-after-statement
+option).
+
+Another thing: NULL pointers shall be written as NULL, not as 0.
+
+
(2) Generate your patch using git tools out of your commits.
git based diff tools (git, Cogito, and StGIT included) generate