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Re: [Nmh-workers] Having configure Check for cc's -pedantic -ansi.

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Having configure Check for cc's -pedantic -ansi.
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:57:22 -0400

Tom wrote:

> David Levine <address@hidden> writes:
> > Ralph wrote:
> >> I've since overridden configure's CFLAGS to add `-pedantic
> >> -ansi', but I wonder if m4/cppflags.m4 should attempt these
> >> and add them if they work?
> > We used to do this, but I removed them in commit 987b10b3.  My
> > thinking was that CFLAGS is up to the user.  I still think that's
> > the right thing to do.  We do add -Wall -Wextra with gcc but those
> > don't cause compilation failure (and I've thought about removing
> > them).
> Note that '-ansi -pedantic' produces warnings about all constructs that
> aren't in C89, which is a much harsher restriction than has any real-world
> relevance today.

We're just trying to cater to a least common denominator.  Note
that -ansi -pedantic is no longer our configure, it's just in our
personal builds.


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