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Re: [C++ Patch] PR 32614

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 5:42 AM, Richard Guenther
<> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Paolo Carlini
> <> wrote:
>> On 10/16/2011 12:28 PM, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 5:03 AM, Paolo Carlini<>
>>> ?wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> in this simple documentation PR, Tom noticed that we have a (very long
>>>> standing) inconsistency between the default value of -fmessage-length for
>>>> C++ as documented and as implemented: in fact it's 0 in
>>>> cxx-pretty-print.c,
>>>> like all the other front-ends. At the time of the PR people briefly
>>>> envisage
>>>> changing the default but the discussion didn't go anywhere, I think we
>>>> can
>>>> as well do the below, for the time being at least, remove the
>>>> inconsistency.
>>>> Ok?
>>> I still think the default for g++ should be 72. ?Notice that other
>>> front-ends have set it to zero because they feared something, unlike the
>>> C++ frontend.
>> To be clear, I have no strong opinion. But last time Richard Gunther
>> strongly disagreed (and now he is a Global Reviewer ;) Thus, just let me
>> know guys...
> 0 is just so much more convenient for consumers and all consumers that
> care for line lengths can properly wrap around. ?So I don't see a good
> reason to have -fmessage-length at all.

This is an argument that should have been made more than a decade ago
and -fmessage-length was *requested* by users who did care about
line length, and implemented for g++.

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