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Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 23:14:43 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] When building, don't use compiler flags which
 cause warnings

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 04:22:59AM +0200, Shiz wrote:
> > On 26 May 2015, at 21:57, Alex Dowad <> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On 26/05/15 21:36, Rich Felker wrote:
> > Hmm. -Werror=unknown-warning-option causes configure to disable -Wno-unused-but-set-variable.
> > But it doesn't do anything for other ignored options. It causes problems when building with
> > gcc as well.
> > 
> > This isn't a big issue; I'd suggest it's better not to get stuck on it.
> > 
> > Thanks, AD
> clang also has -Werror=unused-command-line-argument, which I imagine would work better,

I think we _don't_ want this in our final CFLAGS (in fact we may want
the opposite, Wno-...) because it will probably error out on linker
options in CFLAGS or C compiler options in assembler invocations.

But if it detects unknown options, we could use it just at configure
time (if it's supported) to help determine when options are not

> possibly in tandem with -Werror=unknown-warning option if those gcc problems can be weeded out.



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