some messages from a contemporary HP-UX 11.23 compiler
rick.jones2 at hp.com
Tue Nov 15 01:12:22 UTC 2005
Mark Andrews wrote:
>>Mark Andrews wrote:
>>>>For my own nefarious porpoises I decided to download and compile 9.3.2b2 o
>>>>an HP-UX 11iv2 (aka 11.23) IPF system with what I believe is a very
>>>>up-to-date compiler. A number of messages were emitted which may or may no
>>>>be of import, and honestly, I'm not sure if they point fingers at BIND
>>>>code or the compiler .
>>> I suspect the answer is both.
>>that sounds rather likely.
>>fwiw, the compile on HP-UX 11.11 with a rather older compiler was otherwise
>>"clean" but I do have a question about:
>>>> +w1 +W 474,530,2193,2236 -c entropy.c
>>Were those four warnings being suppressed because there was a bug in some rev
>>the HP-UX compilers? If so, how long should that suppression remain? The
>>paranoid in me thinks that if the compiler has been fixed, perhaps suppressin
>>those warnings isn't such a good idea. At the risk of giving myself an actio
>>item I'm not entirely sure how to implement :), maybe it would be good to hav
>>configure test to see if the compiler generates "invalid" warnings for those
>>four before suppressing them.
> Some of them are because the compiler is just plain too noisy.
> Suppressing them lets you see the wheat rather than the chaff.
> These are the warnings we currently ignore. Some, but not all,
> are due to badness in the system header files.
If I get a chance, I'll try removing those +W's on the IPF compile and see if
the compiler is still overly chatty and/or the include files are snafu
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