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RE: Handling references to invalid variables

From: rsbecker
Subject: RE: Handling references to invalid variables
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2023 15:01:21 -0500

On Monday, February 20, 2023 2:50 PM, Paul Smith wrote:
>On Mon, 2023-02-20 at 14:20 -0500, rsbecker@nexbridge.com wrote:
>> I think you need to be able to return to a compatible mode for some
>> users. Having an option like --undefined-variables=warn or --
>> undefined-variables=error (the default) or --undefined-
>> variables=ignore would be prudent.
>Hm.  I'm not sure about the "ignore" option.  I'm not a fan of adding lots of 
>options, it
>just makes things that much more complicated to use and test.  Is it important 
>allow these checks to be completely ignored?  If the default is to leave them 
>warnings they won't cause make to fail or change what it will build.

I added =ignore as an afterthought. But build engineers tend to like things to 
stay they way they are for presentation purposes. If new messages show up in 
build streams, there will be questions and inquiries for centuries (cryptic Q 
reference). =ignore would allow the output to stay the same as it is now.

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