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Re: PR7651 Define -Wextra strictly in terms of other warning flags

On 15 Dec 2006 08:47:05 -0800, Ian Lance Taylor <> wrote:
"Manuel LÃpez-IbÃÃez" <> writes:

> The following patch is a little step towards that goal. It adds a new
> option -Wempty-body that takes over the function of warning for an
> empty body occurring in an if or else statement. The new option is
> enabled by -Wextra, so we keep the current behaviour but add the
> ability to enable/disable this individual warning.

I think this is in general a good idea, although I can't approve the

This is just the first step, I intend to add options for all Wextra warnings, so all of them can be individually turned off and then close PR7651. I hope I still have your support ;-)

> Index: gcc/doc/invoke.texi
> ===================================================================
> --- gcc/doc/invoke.texi       (revision 119813)
> +++ gcc/doc/invoke.texi       (working copy)
> @@ -2916,7 +2916,8 @@ void foo(bar) @{ @}
>  @end smallexample
>  @item
> -An empty body occurs in an @samp{if} or @samp{else} statement.
> +An empty body occurs in an @samp{if} or @samp{else} statement. This
> +warning can be independently controlled by @option{-Wempty-body}.

I think you should make a separate entry in the list for -Wempty-body,
and then say that -Wextra turns it on.  Ideally each warning should
have its own @item and @opindex in the full list of warnings.

I completely agree. I was planning to submit another proposal (and a patch!!) once I finished cleaning up Wextra but yes, I could do that for each new option. Thanks for looking at this!

So, someone that can approve the patch, is it OK with the changes
mentioned by Ian or should I submit a new version implementing those


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