[Geany-Devel] Memory leaks in Geany

Pavel Roschin rpg89 at xxxxx
Wed Sep 25 19:48:27 UTC 2013

> Yes, kinda advertized in HACKING -- but -Werror is harder to use
> because you need to check your flags VERY carefully not to produce
> any false positive.  E.g. -Wwrite-strings have a few false positive
> due to imperfect API.  But yeah, it's nice to stop on possible
> errors.  FTR, we (devs) all (I believe) use this or stricter options
> (but maybe not with -Werror).

I think it's better to check compiler warning in 2 minutes than
spending two days on debugging:) I prefer always enable all warnings in
new projects. Clearly that Geany is big project and enabling all
warnings may be quite painful. But it will certainly reduce number of
errors - when you consider every line of code twice.

-Werror is a good practice for people who ignore compiler warnings:)

Some stupid warnings may be easily disabled (-Wno-unused-parameter).

Best regards
Pavel Roschin aka RPG

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