More C type errors by default for GCC 14

Eli Zaretskii
Wed May 10 14:14:43 GMT 2023

> Date: Wed, 10 May 2023 14:41:27 +0200
> Cc:,,,
> From: Gabriel Ravier <>
> >>> Because GCC is capable of compiling it.
> >> That is not a good argument.  GCC is capable of compiling any code in all
> >> the reported accepts-invalid bugs on which it doesn't ICE.  That doesn't
> >> mean those bugs shouldn't be fixed.
> > Fixing those bugs, if they are bugs, is not the job of the compiler.
> > It's the job of the programmer, who is the one that knows what the
> > code was supposed to do.  If there's a significant risk that the code
> > is a mistake or might behave in problematic ways, a warning to that
> > effect is more than enough.
> Are you seriously saying that no accepts-invalid bug should ever be 
> fixed under any circumstances on the basis that some programmers might 
> rely on code exploiting that bug ??

Sorry, I'm afraid I don't understand the question.  What are
"accepts-invalid bugs"?

In any case, I was not not talking about bug-compatibility, I was
talking about being able to compile code which GCC was able to compile
in past versions.  Being able to compile that code is not a bug, it's
a feature.

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