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From:
Paul Marquess
Date:
July 31, 2001 05:31
Subject:
-Wall in 5.8
Message ID:
AIEAJICLCBDNAAOLLOKLIEMMCLAA.Paul_Marquess@Yahoo.co.uk
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi [mailto:jhi@iki.fi]

> On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 10:54:37PM +0100, Paul Marquess wrote:
...
> >
> > Whilst on the topic of the "Wall" -- is this still "work in
> progress"? I've
> > made a start on silencing some of my other modules and I must
> confess, it is
> > proving to be a lot more work than I expected.
>
> Well, if the -Wall looks like it will bother module authors too much,
> we can of course turn it off for the 5.8 maintenance branch (while
> still leaving it on for the devel branch), now that we've -Wall'ed
> the core code.  I know from experience that cleaning up code to be
> -Wall-compliant can be painful: there's not much point inflicting -Wall
> indiscriminately on all module authors.

Perhaps a better approach would to have -Wall permanently enabled for the
core build (including all core modules), but disabled for any subsequent
module builds.

Paul


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