Patchwork Fix VLAs documentation reference to non-conformance

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Submitter Joseph S. Myers
Date Oct. 15, 2010, 2:49 p.m.
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Joseph S. Myers - Oct. 15, 2010, 2:49 p.m.
When I fixed the known corner cases of VLAs I updated c99status.html 
<> but omitted to 
update extend.texi.  I've now applied this patch to trunk and 4.5 branch 
to remove an obsolete parenthetical remark.

2010-10-15  Joseph Myers  <>

	* doc/extend.texi (Variable Length): Don't refer to VLAs not
	conforming to C99.


Index: doc/extend.texi
--- doc/extend.texi	(revision 165508)
+++ doc/extend.texi	(working copy)
@@ -1358,9 +1358,7 @@ 
 @cindex VLAs
 Variable-length automatic arrays are allowed in ISO C99, and as an
-extension GCC accepts them in C90 mode and in C++.  (However, GCC's
-implementation of variable-length arrays does not yet conform in detail
-to the ISO C99 standard.)  These arrays are
+extension GCC accepts them in C90 mode and in C++.  These arrays are
 declared like any other automatic arrays, but with a length that is not
 a constant expression.  The storage is allocated at the point of
 declaration and deallocated when the brace-level is exited.  For