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From: Kacper Kowalik <xarthisius@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] -Werror unwanted?
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 15:26:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] -Werror unwanted? by "Tony \\\"Chainsaw\\\" Vroon"
On 15.05.2012 13:29, 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. > Remove it from the build system. It is one of those patches that will > probably live downstream until the end of time, but that is acceptable.
That's why IMHO the best way to fix those bugs is to make -Werror optional. It the hardest path, but both upstream and downstream should be satisfied. Cheers, Kacper


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