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Patch correcting possible bug in toplevel.c regarding plugin & diagnostics finalizartion

Hello All

I'm re-reading toplev_main from gcc/toplev.c and I find strange that
invoke_plugin_callbacks for PLUGIN_FINISH was called before
diagnostic_finish (which I guess is finalizing all the diagnostic

My guess would be that some GCC plugins might occasionally emit a
diagnostic at PLUGIN_FINISH stage. Imagine a plugin which fills some
database (e.g. with software metrics). It would probably close the
database at PLUGIN_FINISH, and in the rare event that database closing
fails, emit a diagnostic (using e.g. error)

######## proposed patch against trunk svn rev 203073
Index: gcc/toplev.c
--- gcc/toplev.c	(revision 203073)
+++ gcc/toplev.c	(working copy)
@@ -1970,11 +1970,13 @@ toplev_main (int argc, char **argv)
   if (warningcount || errorcount || werrorcount)
     print_ignored_options ();
-  diagnostic_finish (global_dc);
-  /* Invoke registered plugin callbacks if any.  */
+  /* Invoke registered plugin callbacks if any.  Some plugins could
+     emit some diagnostics here.  */
   invoke_plugin_callbacks (PLUGIN_FINISH, NULL);
+  diagnostic_finish (global_dc);
   finalize_plugins ();
   location_adhoc_data_fini (line_table);
   if (seen_error () || werrorcount)

######## proposed gcc/ChangeLog entry

2013-10-01  Basile Starynkevitch  <>

	* toplev.c (toplev_main): Move PLUGIN_FINISH invocation before 


I am not entirely sure about this patch (because I don't fully
understand what diagnostic_finish is supposed to do, just partly
guessing it). Comments are welcome.


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