[FFmpeg-devel] How to handle compiler warnings

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Thu Jan 31 15:28:11 CET 2008

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:19:56AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:45:15AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > The topic has come up again, it's time to discuss the subject.  I
> > propose to try to avoid compiler warnings as much as possible in order
> > to
> > 
> > - have cleaner code,
> > - have important warnings not be drowned out,
> > - make FFmpeg a programming textbook.
> > 
> > This does not include warning fixes that slow things down or obfuscate
> > the code, but if in doubt I personally would err on the side of fixing
> > the warning.
> OK, we pretty much seem to have consensus about this.  Should we add a
> paragraph about warnings to the policy?


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