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Re: Suppressing specific compiler warnings


Phil Edwards <phil@codesourcery.com> writes:

| [I'm on the list, please don't cc me.]
| 
| 
| On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 01:17:36PM -0600, llewelly@xmission.com wrote:
| > > 
| > > And then have option like -Wno-<number>... Something quite similar 
| > > to the HP compilers!
| > 
| > Numbers are for computers. Names for people. A generalization,
| >     but I am opposed to numbering warning kinds, on the
| >     grounds that numbers tend to be harder to remember. If you are
| >     reading a makefile, and you see -Wno-1492, you have no clue why,
| >     but if you see -Wno-unused you know what is going on.
| 
| I tend to agree.

I strongly agree.

| > > Also, this would make the process of internationalization of gcc/g++
| > > easy.
| > 
| > Pardon my ignorance, but how so?
| 
| With numbers, the only string that needs to be translated is "no-".  With
| names, they /all/ need meaningful translations.

Yes, but that is why we're called tool builders, not just machine
trainers :-) 

-- Gaby


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