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Re: Enabling compiler warning flags

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Enabling compiler warning flags
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:47:40 -0800
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On 12/18/2012 09:55 PM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
Unfortunately, the folks at Red Hat provided a "proof by counter
example" with the recent MySQL 0-days

No matter what the security regime is, it will always
break down.  Always.  The question is not whether security
could be improved.  Security could always be improved.
The question is whether it's worth the effort.

Abstractly, I think Autoconf machinery to support security
checking is a good idea, but the devil is in the details.
One good way to help determine whether the proposed change
to Autoconf is worth the effort is to see whether someone
is willing to volunteer the work to make the proposed change happen,
and to donate their change to the FSF.  Are you willing
and able to do that?  If not, can you find someone who is?

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