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Re: Code quality

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Code quality
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 13:41:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 06:10:53PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Hello!
> It seems to me that the code quality has decreased in the last weeks.
> In the same time, we have a growing number of compiler warnings.  It
> looks like there is a relationship between the two.
> I'll appreciate if everybody who recently contributed to GRUB looks at
> the remaining warnings and fixes at least some of them.  I don't mean
> hiding the warnings, e.g. adding casts where using different types would
> be more appropriate or initializing variables gcc claims to be
> uninitialized without making sure that gcc is indeed wrong.  But if
> there is a good fix, it should be applied.

Can we start using -Werror ?  If we can't do it globally, at least for
individual modules.  This way we gradually prevent regressions in more
areas, and (hopefully) at some point get rid of them.

Robert Millan

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