warn_unused_vars (Was: Re: Noob - Getting Started Infinte Loop?)

Håkan Stenholm <>
Fri Sep 1 01:18:12 CEST 2006


Richard Carlsson wrote:

>Robert Virding wrote:
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>>Actually this is simple way to get rid of the annoying whining by the
>>compiler, just prepend every variable with _ and it keeps quiet. :-)
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>>Seriously I would prefer the default to be to keep quiet.
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>Seriously, that would be a bad idea. It catches _way_ too many errors
>(nasty, hard-to-find typo bugs) to be turned off by default.
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I agree, I'm all for compiler warnings like these - they are rather 
useful to find stupid mistakes, which I certainly make from time to time.

The only problem is if it becomes tedious (e.g. involves lots of of 
typing or extra code) to tell the compiler that it found a false 
positive, or if it finds lots of stuff that isn't really wrong.


>Oh, not in _your_ code, of course. Goes without saying. ;-)
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>	/Richard
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