[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix warnings in bidir_refine (in libavcodec/motion_est.c)
Sat Jul 3 19:02:29 CEST 2010
Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> On Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:27:50AM -0700, Eli Friedman wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:09 AM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> > no, the threshold is 0 for gcc warning spam workarounds
>> > besides which command line option disables this warning?
>> -Wno-overflow is the option; are you considering using it?
> for some of my projects unrelated to ffmpeg, yes.
> for ffmpeg its the decission of all devels and we first would need to
> know what we loose and gain with it.
The warning is useful for protecting against accidentally using a too
narrow type (or equivalently assigning too large values). It gets
annoying only when the assigned value fits in the number of bits of
the target type, but with a change of sign, i.e. assigning a huge
positive number to signed type or a negative number to an unsigned
type. Those cases can usually be solved by adding a 'u' suffix to the
The warnings this thread is about are of the rare variety which cannot
be so easily silenced without adding clutter or having the actual code
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