The following switches provide control over the generation of error messages from the binder:
Verbose mode. In the normal mode, brief error messages are generated to
stderr. If this switch is present, a header is written
stdout and any error messages are directed to
All that is written to
stderr is a brief summary message.
Generate brief error messages to
stderr even if verbose mode is
specified. This is relevant only when used with the
Limits the number of error messages to
n, a decimal integer in the
range 1-999. The binder terminates immediately if this limit is reached.
Renames the generated main program from
This is useful in the case of some cross-building environments, where
the actual main program is separate from the one generated
Suppress all warning messages.
Treat any warning messages as fatal errors.
The binder performs a number of consistency checks including:
GNATwere used for compilation
Normally failure of such checks, in accordance with the consistency requirements of the Ada Reference Manual, causes error messages to be generated which abort the binder and prevent the output of a binder file and subsequent link to obtain an executable.
-t switch converts these error messages
into warnings, so that
binding and linking can continue to completion even in the presence of such
errors. The result may be a failed link (due to missing symbols), or a
non-functional executable which has undefined semantics.