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From: hasufell <hasufell@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] -Werror unwanted?
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 17:07:10
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] -Werror unwanted? by Alexandre Rostovtsev
On 05/14/2012 06:13 PM, Alexandre Rostovtsev wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-05-14 at 17:44 +0200, hasufell wrote: >> >> >> However, I don't see references to ebuild policy (in devmanual or >> howtos) how to handle Werror. >> >> Is there a common opinion on that. And shouldn't we add that to the >> documentation then? > > -Werror is unwanted in anything that links to glib, gtk+, or other gnome > libraries. This is because gnome upstream developers have been adding > compiler warnings for usage of deprecated API which, despite being > deprecated, will in all likelihood remain supported for years; -Werror > turns those warnings into fatal build errors, and tracking down all > instances of deprecated API use twice a year (after a new version of > gnome is released) increases maintenance burden for little benefit. > > -Alexandre. > >
So, I will file a documentation bug unless someone can point me in the right direction. I didn't find a reference to that issue.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] -Werror unwanted? Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>