[tex-live] further errors with graphite-engine

Peter Münster pmlists at free.fr
Mon Mar 10 09:20:18 CET 2008

On Fri, Mar 07 2008, Karl Berry wrote:

>     cc1plus: warnings being treated as errors
> I strongly advise turning off -Werror.  Warnings are not errors.  It is
> not realistic to suppose that source code can be compiled without
> warnings on every platform.  That is not a goal for TeX Live (or GNU).

Hello Karl,

My personal opinion is, that there should not be any warning in the
compiler output, for just one simple reason:
If there are always 5 warnings in my project, that are harmless and can be
ignored, and suddenly there is a sixth one (perhaps not so harmless), I can
easily overlook this new warning.
But if there are always 0 warnings, and then a new one, it's easy to detect
it (warnings get coloured in emacs...).

When I know, that a warning is harmless, I put a 
#pragma GCC diagnostic ignored "-W..."
in the file.

Cheers, Peter


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