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Re: Turning warning into errors

From: Sébastien Hinderer
Subject: Re: Turning warning into errors
Date: Sat, 4 May 2019 22:00:41 +0200

Dear Paul,

Many thanks for having taken the time to respond!

Paul Smith (2019/05/04 14:57 -0400):
> On Thu, 2019-05-02 at 14:17 +0200, Sébastien Hinderer wrote:
> > Am I correct that there is currently no way to achieve this and, if so,
> There is no way to turn these warnings into errors.
> > am I correct that it is a deliberate choice not to provide this featur?
> > In that case I'd be curious about why this has been decided.
> The creation of the warning option predates my maintenance of GNU make,
> so I can't speak to whether it was a deliberate choice to not provide
> an "error" form of the check.
> I personally don't have any problems with an error version of this
> option existing.
> I wonder if it would be useful to implement something more similar to
> GCC's warning options facility, to prepare for future warning/error
> possibilities.

This second possibility definitely has my preference!

Willing to test patches.

Best wishes,


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