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Re: scratch/accurate-warning-pos: Solid progress: the branch now bootstr

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: scratch/accurate-warning-pos: Solid progress: the branch now bootstraps.
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 17:31:26 +0100

>> IMO the "byte compiler bug" has a simple fix which, however, nobody
>> but me would accept: When there is the slightest doubt do not print
>> position indications.
> IMO, that would be a change for the worse: currently we at least have
> a position near the locus of the problem, which does limit the search
> to some extent.

Yes and I know that everybody else agrees with you.  But I replied to
Alan's remark that I "prefer fast buggy software over slightly slower
functional software".

>> Also I don't understand why it should be the byte compiler's task to
>> check the syntax of expressions for correctness.
> Because that's what any other compiler out there does?

Doesn't "any other compiler out there" also leave me the choice what I
want to check?


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