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Re: Emacs and GFortran

From: Steve Kargl
Subject: Re: Emacs and GFortran
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 20:23:12 -0800
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On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 12:49:09PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Steve Kargl <address@hidden> writes:
> >> > Frankly, I strongly prefer the current error formating.
> >
> > I agree with FX.
> So, _every single detail_ of the current error message format is sacred?

Of course not!   OTOH, with so little time and so few people
working of making gfortran actuallyi work as a compiler, these
little suggest are way of the radar.  

> What's being suggested is a fairly minor change -- the bulk of the error
> messages would remain exactly the same.

You apparently have never looked at the source code or the
gfortran testsuite.  You underestimate the impact of your

> [Surely you recognize the worth of such standardization?]

Don't be condescending!  I've spent the last 3 to 4 years 
fixing gfortran either through my own patches or reviewing 
the patches of others. 

> > Are you aware that gfortran can report errors that span multiple lines?
> All we want is enough information to get close; the first line will do
> in such cases.

You have the source code.  Get a copyright assignment.
Submit a patch.


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