Subject: Re: gcc-ansi -pedantic and long long on NetBSD
To: T. William Wells <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1994 09:01:01
> Because some of us understand why "pedantry" is good.

Maybe those of you that understand why it is good should explain
clearly to the rest of us why you think it is.  -pedantic doesn't do
what lint does - running in ANSI mode with -Wall is as close an
approximation as you'll find to that, and is in many ways more
thorough.  *All* that -pedantic does is warn you about pedantic
clashes with the ANSI spec that the maintainers of gcc don't think
most people will care about.

Please don't turn this into a flame war - I just asked a simple
question, and if your assertion is correct, you should be able to
demonstrate that it is with a fairly simple, non-flaming answer.


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