Re: Making GNOME crash


On Fri, 2005-11-11 at 16:20 +0000, Ross Burton wrote:

> I'm guessing that Gustavo thought that -Werror was enabled in the
> releases, which everyone agrees is a bad idea (new compilers warn about
> code in interesing ways).  I agree that using strict compile flags in
> development is a good idea.

	I agree that using -Werror in development is a good idea too. When I'm
hacking on a module, I'll build it with --enable-compile-warnings=error.

	What I don't agree with, though, is that *everyone* building a module
should be subjected to -Werror. If I build some random module and it
barfs on some warning because I'm using a version of gcc that the
developer of that module isn't using ... then I just get very annoyed
and abuse the poor person:

	-Werror is a developers tool, and a very useful too, but it should be
used by people hacking on the code in question rather than making life
more difficult for others.


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