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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] testing software: reporting compiler warnings?
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 10:02:47
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] testing software: reporting compiler warnings? by Gerold Strobel
1 On Sunday 14 December 2003 16:42, Gerold Strobel wrote:
2 > From my own little experience in C and C++ I know that a warning can turn
3 > into a full blown error sometimes.
5 That depends very much on the nature of the cause, but it is true that in
6 general warnings should be avoided. However many are caused by various
7 compiler changes, so originally correct code may cause warnings.
9 > Would it be of any use to report the warnings to the developers or will
10 > they ignore it as they may have ignored them when compiling the software
11 > themselves?
13 I think that depends on the developers. However there are very many different
14 compiler/glibc/arch/other dependency combinations so there is a good chance
15 that what compiled clean for the developers doesn't for you. In that case
16 they might want to see the warnings.
18 > How should I report the warnings? Via or directly to the
19 > software developers?
21 Well, I don't think that many ebuild developers are even a bit interested in
22 compiler warnings.
24 Paul
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