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Re: enable fdiagnostics-show-option by default


On 16 April 2010 16:01, Ian Lance Taylor <iant@google.com> wrote:
>>
>> Why not? ?After all, the patch is changing the current default and users
>> who want to have the old default would have to do it in a user-by-user basis.
>
> Because I believe that in general it serves the community better for
> all naïve users to see the same presentation for warning and error
> messages, modulo translation.
>
> Also because there are hundreds of aspects of gcc behaviour that could
> in principle be controlled at configuration time. ?Why single this one
> out? ?gcc is already too configurable as it is. ?Too much
> configurability is not a feature. ?It adds complexity to the overall
> system for minimal gain.

So I guess a patch to add a configure time switch won't be accepted.
It is quite a pain in the ass to write it, so I don't want to waste
(more) my time. Is this a deadlock? No solution?

Manuel.


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