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Subject: DOCBOOK: RFE #582822: VARARG and FUNCDEF together

This RFE points out that:

   Currently <FUNCPROTOTYPE> does not allow both <PARAMDEF> and
   <VARARG> in the same instance. This limitation is documented in
   DocBook TDG in <FUNSYNOPSIS>. This makes it quite awkward to markup
   certain types of C function calls.

The current definition of funcprototype

   funcprototype ::=

is an historical legacy (bound up in the way C compilers worked a
decade ago) more than a designed constraint.

The TC proposes to solve RFE #582822 by changing the funcprototype
in the following backwards-compatible way:

   funcprototype ::=
                      (void|(paramdef*, varargs?)))


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