Not quoted option names in errors and warnings

Martin Sebor
Tue Nov 20 18:07:00 GMT 2018

On 11/20/2018 03:10 AM, Martin Liška wrote:
> On 11/15/18 5:54 PM, Martin Sebor wrote:
>> On 11/15/2018 03:12 AM, Martin Liška wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>> I've done a quick grep of gcc/po/gcc.pot and I see quite a lot of missing quotations
>>> of option names (~400). Is it something we should fix? How important is that?
>> That's quite a few... I've been fixing these as I notice them,
>> usually as part of related changes.  The most onerous part of
>> the cleanup is adjusting tests, especially under the target-
>> specific ones.  It's (obviously) not critical but I think it
>> would be nice to make the quoting consistent throughout over
>> time (if not in one go) and then put in place a -Wformat
>> checker to detect the missing quoting as new diagnostics are
>> introduced.  Do you think it might be scriptable?
> Hi.
> Are you talking about a proper GCC warning that will be triggered once a warning
> message is missing quotations?
> I can definitely cook a patch in next stage1 and the testsuite fall out should
> be easy to come with.

Yes, issuing a -Wformat warning for __gcc_diag__ functions is what
I'm thinking of.  A checker that would look for substrings within
the format string that match the "-[Wfm][a-z][a-z_1-9]*" patterns
(or anything else that matches an option) and point them out if
they're not enclosed in a pair of %< %> (or suggest to use %qs).


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