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Re: warning about _-variables

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: warning about _-variables
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 08:47:34 +0200

Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> wrote:
>  Jim> What do you think about dropping that warning altogether,
>  Jim> or at least allowing packages like the coreutils to
>  Jim> disable that part of -Wall?
> How can we do this?  Shall we split -Wportability into two
> options?  How would you name the other one?  This sounds a bit
> clumsy.  Perhaps it would be better to provide a way to disable
> warnings individually?

I like that idea!
But then you have to choose between names and numbers.
Naming (and documenting!) that many options is hard work.
Numbers aren't as aesthetically pleasing.  Tough choice, and a
significant amount of work either way.  Maybe it's not worth it.
I'll bet that this isn't something that's likely to come up
very often, so maybe I should just patch my copy of automake.

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