From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-08 03:51:59
I think most of us _care_ about the warnings, it's just that there is no
common way to say "ignore this class of warning, It's not relevant here"
also, some compilers generate warnings (which are NOT correct) on perfectly
legal statements. (i.e. compiler bug)
I wonder if we could come up with some program to make an #ifdef'd source
file that had all the requisite "ignore this waring" directives in it...for
all of the compilers, given a set for one. Hmmmmm, PITA.
At Tuesday 2002/08/06 17:45, you wrote:
>At 09:25 AM 8/6/2002, Pete Becker wrote:
> >At 09:15 AM 8/6/2002 -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:
> >>The new regression test reporting [optionally] makes compiler warnings
> >>visible. That seemed to be a Good Thing, but it isn't 100% obvious which
> >>warnings we should be chasing.
> >Warnings create, in essence, language variations. Today they're one of the
> >biggest obstacles to portability.
>Sigh... I'm afraid you're right.
>That would argue for either not reporting warnings at all, or only
>reporting warnings that are likely to be common to many platforms.
>I'd like to hear from others. Or maybe nobody cares about warnings and we
>should forget the whole idea.
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