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Re: enable fdiagnostics-show-option by default


Manuel LÃpez-IbÃÃez <lopezibanez@gmail.com> writes:

> On 16 April 2010 16:01, Ian Lance Taylor <iant@google.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Why not? ÂAfter 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 naÃve 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. ÂWhy single this one
>> out? Âgcc is already too configurable as it is. ÂToo much
>> configurability is not a feature. ÂIt 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?

So far I think Gaby is opposed to your proposed change and Diego and I
are in favor of it.  Chris Lattner says this patch makes gcc more like
LLVM, which is, I believe, generally acknowledged to have better
diagnostics.  Do any other maintainers want to express an opinion on
the patch?  The original patch is
    http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2010-04/msg00910.html

Ian


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