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Re: On compiler warnings


I don't know if the GCC warnings are to be ignored, however if you want to
separate them from the build output just run

make 2> warnings.log

2013/9/2 Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff <sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Hey guys,
> I've had a look at what our programs output at build time, and turns out
> the build output consists of a mix of from gcc and valac warnings, so it's
> hard to make out which error comes from which compiler. To make matters
> worse, the build output is dominated by "Building some_long_filename -with
> -a -terribly -long -list -of -parameters" lines that successfully obscure
> any kind of warnings.
> It seems you have to look really hard to see any useful compiler warnings.
> Obviously, this is not how compiler warnings to be presented to be useful.
> Is there any way to separate the warnings from the progress messages and
> print it, say, in the end of the build process? I believe this would
> enhance readability immensely.
> I hear that GCC warnings can be safely ignored in Vala programs, but I
> couldn't google up ay prooflinks on that point. Does anybody have any
> insight on this point? FYI, GCC warnings (as opposed to valac ones) seem to
> make up more than half of warnings in many of our projects.
> If they can be safely ignored, perhaps it's a good idea to suppress them
> in CMake. If GCC warnings are actually important, it could help if we
> separated them from valac ones.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> OS architect @ elementary
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