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Re: Getting rid of portable branch (Was: [PATCH 3/6] Fall back on utimes if futimes is not available)
- From: Mark Wielaard <mjw at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 13:04:53 +0200
- Subject: Re: Getting rid of portable branch (Was: [PATCH 3/6] Fall back on utimes if futimes is not available)
On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 12:17:58PM -0400, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
> > [...] because you guys (reasonably) cannot test every gcc/C library
> > version/flags/arch combination. [...]
> Exactly - and even we encountered the downsides of this as
> fedora/rawhide moved between different patches of gcc 5.* that
> had different warning policies.
As far as I know when gcc 5.* started to report new issues we fixed
them in Fedora and backported them when they made sense.
I really am a fan of fixing compiler warnings, they very often do point
out something that needs attention. I also really would like to know
what the advantage of a new configure option is over users being able
to set their own CFLAGS with -Wno-error included if they feel that is