[Geany-devel] Ideas on increasing quality of plugins

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sat Mar 12 22:34:56 UTC 2011

Le 11/03/2011 19:37, Colomban Wendling a écrit :
> Le 08/03/2011 22:29, Colomban Wendling a écrit :
> I'd like to commit this to the Autotools build system:
> 1) run cppcheck on `make check`;
> 2) enable by default, if compiler understands them, the following
> warnings (discussed in other mails of this thread):
>  * -Werror=implicit-function-declaration
>  * -Werror=pointer-arith
>  * -Wundef
>  * -Wshadow
>  * -Wwrite-strings

After thinking a little further, I updated my flags list first to remove
error= stuff to fit the discussion result, and propose a few more,
extracted from -Wall:

 * -Warray-bounds: warns about some out-of-bound array subscripting
 * -Wformat: warns about wrong format/arguments in printf-like functions
 * -Wimplicit-int: warns if the return type of a function is not missing
 * -Wimplicit-function-declaration: warns if a function is not defined
 * -Wnonnull: warns when passing NULL as argument marked as non-nullable
 * -Wpointer-arith: warns about arithmetic usage of untyped pointers
 * -Wreturn-type: warns about missing return values in functions
 * -Wsequence-point: warns when the code might result to undefined
result (e.g. "a[i++] = i")
 * -Wshadow: warns when shadowing symbols
 * -Wstrict-aliasing: warns when breaking strict aliasing rules [1]
 * -Wstrict-overflow=1: warns when breaking strict overflow rules [1]
 * -Wtrigraphs: warns about trigraphs that may be interpreted
 * -Wundef: warns when testing undefined constants with the preprocessor
 * -Wuninitialized: warns when detecting use of undefined varaibles
 * -Wunused-value: warns when computing an unused value
 * -Wunused-variable: warns about unused variables
 * -Wwrite-strings: makes string literals constant, used to find case
where string literals are used as a modifiable value, which should be

All of these but -Wpointer-arith, -Wshadow, -Wundef and -Wwrite-strings
are part of GCC's -Wall.
Maybe we might directly use -Wall, but it warns about some things that
are not really needed, such as unused functions.

Actually, apart -Wwrite-strings, these flags don't show so much warnings :)

So (once again), do these flags seems reasonable to you?


[1] see GCC's manual for details ;)

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