G++/GCC not detetcing stupid errors in code.

Christopher Layne clayne@anodized.com
Mon Jun 9 00:44:00 GMT 2008


On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 02:22:49PM +0200, Axel Freyn wrote:
> I would expect that this warning does not exist, because omitting the return-statement in
> "main" is perfectly valid in C++: (C++-Standard, 3.6.1.3)
> "If control reaches the end of main without encountering a return statement, the
> effect is that of executing return 0;"
> 
> For other functions, g++ also emits a warning if you forget the return
> statement.
> 
> Axel

This is something, that while valid by the C++ "Standard", I surely hope
doesn't become common practice.

-cl



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