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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: -Werror unwanted?
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 12:37:13 -0400
On Tuesday 15 May 2012 07:29:36 Tony "Chainsaw" Vroon wrote:
> On 14/05/12 16:44, hasufell wrote:
> > However, I don't see references to ebuild policy (in devmanual or
> > howtos) how to handle Werror.
> 
> As can be judged by the title of my patches on the subject, I consider
> -Werror to be short-sighted at best and idiotic at worst. The next GCC
> version, which will add *loads* of warnings to anything that compiled
> cleanly before, is going to kill you.

to clarify, having -Werror in upstream packages and getting enabled by default 
when doing development is not short-sighted or idiotic at all, but in fact 
makes a lot of sense for a lot of setups.  shipping it enabled by default in a 
release could be considered those things though.

a good compromise is what toolchain (and a few other) packages do: provide a 
configure flag like --disable-werror.
-mike
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