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Re: Really crummy error messages, was Re: Ada files now checked in


On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 11:09:03AM -0700, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> $ cat >test.c
> int foo() { baz; }
> $ gcc test.c
> test.c: In function `foo':
> test.c:1: `baz' undeclared (first use in this function)
> test.c:1: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
> test.c:1: for each function it appears in.)
> $
> 
> Where is this "first use this function" coming from?

cp/lex.c, around line 1290.


> While we're bitching, I am sick of seeing
> 
> test.c:1: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
> test.c:1: for each function it appears in.)
> 
> I think the error message is perfectly clear without that.

I'd agree with this too.  Maybe GCC should have a beginner's mode?  :-)

Phil

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