[Geany-devel] Ideas on increasing quality of plugins

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Mar 13 14:24:03 UTC 2011

On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:18:09 +0100, Colomban wrote:

>Le 13/03/2011 15:08, Enrico Tröger a écrit :
>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:52:24 +0100, Thomas wrote:
>>> On 13.03.2011 14:50, Enrico Tröger wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:39:29 +0100, Thomas wrote:
>>>>> On 13.03.2011 14:35, Enrico Tröger wrote:
>>>>>>>> Something like ./configure --enable-extra-c-warnings (or
>>>>>>>> shorter if you prefer ^^)
>>>>>> ...so this sounds good to me. Maybe that option could also
>>>>>> display a hint to check HACKING for more information about flags.
>>>>> Why disabled by default? I don't quite understand that. Disabled
>>>>> by default defeats the whole purpose.
>>>> Portability.
>>> I thought the warnings are only enabled if the compiler understands
>>> them anyway (so portability is not an issue)? That's what the
>>> initial mail about the warnings said.
>Yep. I currently implemented the check by checking whether the
>compilation of a tiny, perfectly well-formed, C program works.
>Hopefully a compiler that don't understand the flag would fail (GCC
>does), and at least won't complain more when actually compiling the
>> As I said, I didn't read all of the thread, shame on me.
>> Still, not sure whether it can be reliably checked whether the
>> compiler supports all the options and/or whether it's worth checking
>> this.
>Whether it's reliable is maybe a good point, but as said above, if the
>compiler succeed to compile a test program with the flag on, I see no
>reason it wouldn't do with the real sources.
>And I think it's *very* unlikely a compiler understand the flag in
>another way than another -- at least GCC's flags are pretty explicit.
>> Though, if you all want this, I won't hinder you. At least not for
>> G-P.
>There would be anyway at least a way to disable them (say,
>--disable-extra-c-warnings). I can easily add an information message
>when the flag is on to tell the user she might disable them with the
>option if you think it's useful :)

I do.
Sounds good so far, let's hope it won't break anything.


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