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Re: GOP-PROP 5: build system output (final)

From: Reinhold Kainhofer
Subject: Re: GOP-PROP 5: build system output (final)
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 17:51:28 +0200
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Am Sonntag, 7. August 2011, 11:11:13 schrieb Phil Holmes:
> There's no intention of stopping make showing errors.  There is an issue
> with warnings - make doc produces so many that the output is pretty much
> unreadable, and they've been ignored for a long time - so having warnings
> turned off by default is the preferred option.  We should allow them to be
> turned back on, though.

For a documentation build, I might agree (some of the warnings are desired, 
like in some regtests, while others are harmless), but for a build of the 
lilypond binary, hiding compiler warnings is a really bad idea, as they 
typically point to grave coding errors (e.g. variable shadowing, unused 
parameters, signed/unsigned messups, etc.). Many of them will directly cause 

Reinhold Kainhofer, address@hidden,
 * Financial & Actuarial Math., Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
 *, DVR: 0005886
 * LilyPond, Music typesetting,

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