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Re: In debug/tst-chk1 we purposely test gets and getwd?

On 09/08/2014 11:28 AM, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Sep 2014, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> It seems in debug/tst-chk1.c we purposely test gets
>> and getwd, but both of those trigger deprecation
>> warnings. It would be nice to eventually turn on 
>> -Werror.
> Yes, for various testcases it will be necessary to disable some warnings, 
> or to use -Wno-error= for them, because tests need to cover code using 
> deprecated interfaces, and code doing bad things that can be detected at 
> compile time (e.g. some _FORTIFY_SOURCE tests).
> There are already various -Wno- settings in the makefiles which it may 
> make sense to review to see if they are still necessary or if there are 
> better ways to address those warnings (if still present) - we'll need to 
> work out our policy on when to use such settings, and how to handle 
> hard-to-fix warnings in general, when using -Werror by default.
> (At one point I thought maybe we should enable -Werror at first only for 
> installed code, not tests.  But I now think it would be simpler to enable 
> it everywhere and then selectively disable it for particular tests; 
> probably most warnings in tests are in fact easy to fix without affecting 
> what's being tested.)

Thanks for that feedback.

Any particular opposition to #pragma usage? It seems like easier maintenance
to add the #pragma's close to their point of use with comments talking about
why we avoid the warning.


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