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Sean Hinde <>
Mon Apr 29 13:00:22 CEST 2002


> 
> > From: Sean Hinde <>
> 
> > > 
> > > Peter H|gfeldt <> wrote:
> > >
> ...deleted
> > > 
> > > Coming from a Prolog background, it never ceases to amaze me why
> > > the Erlang compiler (and experienced Erlang programmers) insist
> > > on having singleton variable warnings turned off...
> > 
> > Could it be because they are almost undocumented? All I 
> could find was a
> > mention in the compiler release notes and an entry in 
> erl_lint (which I have
> > never even opened before, and probably wouldn't if it 
> didn't appear in a
> > documentation search on "warn_unused_vars")
> > 
> > Perhaps R9 will bring a list of ALL useful compiler flags 
> into the COMPILER
> > documentation.
> 
> an inexperienced user is the kind of person that will benefit 
> most from
> compiler warnings. aforementioned inexperience makes this the least
> likely person to be able to turn them on.
> 
> therefore:
> compiler warnings should be turned _on_ by default
> 
> experienced programmers that know what they are doing can turn them
> off when needed.

Yes. I meant to add this suggestion also. I wonder who the "aforementioned
inexperience" was aimed at :)

Sean 



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