Small poll

Joachim Durchholz <>
Thu Jan 1 14:06:58 CET 2004


James Hague wrote:
> Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> 
>>Warnings are useful for those things that
>>newbies often fall trap to:  these should be
>>warnings. Or at least warnings that can be
>>switched on using a compiler option.
> 
> I agree in principle, but then you see newbies making errors that you 
> can't check for:

Right.
It's impossible to flag all newbie errors anyway. But every error that 
gets flagged will make the learning curve less steep, which is generally 
a Good Thing IMHO.
Once people get used to the issues (iow as soon as the warnings become 
more annoying than helpful), they'll turn warnings off.

Just my 2c, back to lurk mode :-)
Regards,
Jo




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