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Re: How can Autoconf help with the transition to stricter compilation de


From: Jeffrey Walton
Subject: Re: How can Autoconf help with the transition to stricter compilation defaults?
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:40:27 -0500

On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 1:18 PM Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> ...
> If Clang's threatened pickiness were of some real use elsewhere, it
> might be justifiable for default Clang to break Autoconf. But so far we
> haven't seen real-world uses that would justify this pickiness for
> Autoconf's use of 'char memset_explicit(void);'.

This line of arguments is not persuasive. It is full of logical fallacies.

Maybe the Autoconf folks should argue something along the lines of,
"this is the _only_ way to do it because <...>."

Jeff



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