[Bug c++/24985] caret diagnostics

redi at gcc dot gnu.org gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Fri Apr 13 12:09:00 GMT 2012


http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=24985

--- Comment #41 from Jonathan Wakely <redi at gcc dot gnu.org> 2012-04-13 12:07:01 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #39)
> just not print the "note: candidates are:". It seems superfluous info to me.

Personally I like the "candidates are" line, I don't find it superfluous.

If there are two erroneous calls:

  f(1);
  f(2);

the "candidates are" notes help break up the errors and help me parse them. In
real code these lines might be very long and wrap on the screen:

t.cc:1:6: note: void f()
t.cc:1:6: note:   candidate expects 0 arguments, 1 provided

The short, concise "candidates are" line is easy for me to locate quickly and
start scanning down the list from there, especially when there is more than one
error in the code.



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