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Re: [PATCH] configure: add a --disable-werror option

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 14:54:53 Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-01-02 at 17:48 -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > the majority of those changes are just for old toolchains (looks like
> > gcc-4.3 is the oldest version that'll work, but that's what we've been
> > requiring in glibc for a few releases and no one seems to mind, so
> > shouldn't be an issue).
> > 
> > i think these belong in the main branch though:
> > 
> > 35ae9cf964c2de52bb4d03412334fe83338393ee
> > - adds an abort() after an assert()
> > if you build with -DNDEBUG, the assert() is a NOP, and the code can
> > continue running when it clearly shouldn't.
> More stuff breaks when you build with -DNDEBUG. Are you sure we want to
> support that setup? In general we seem to use assert and/or abort a lot
> for non-reachable code paths. It would be nice to have a better solution
> for that, especially in places where the compiler would be able to check
> that assertion. I am not sure what the correct way to express that is
> though.

newer glibc/gcc versions have static_assert() which should work even w/NDEBUG.  
if there are no plans to support running with asserts turned off, then maybe 
add a #error when that is defined ?

> > a3462c319770a035e8a1deed5b49f5a0d95c5a2b
> > - support systems that lack tls
> > probably not terribly important as every arch that is supported by current
> > glibc has tls support now, but not every C library supports tls.  plus,
> > this change has like no overhead for the project (it's a minor tweak to
> > only).
> That is for the unsupported configure option --enable-thread-safety for
> which we already warn it should not be used.

then it should be easy to merge as you won't be breaking anything new :).  as 
for warning, i think the code really only says "hey tests might break".  
that's not terribly strong if the project really doesn't want people using it.  
maybe change 

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