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Re: CVS commit: src/external/bsd/mdocml

Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:

> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 09:19:46AM -0400, Jim Wise wrote:
>> As long as I remember, we've had a strict policy of submitting changes
>> upstream where possible, but of _not_ gating fixes on this process --
>> particularly fixes which are security or correctness related (the latter
>> includes fixes without which we'd have to break our policy that all code
>> should compile with -Wall -Werror).
> Some of the code changed here has its authoritive source in pkgsrc.
> The "gating" is just an excuse for not doing it properly and increasing
> maintainance burden without no reason at all. If Christos maintains
> something and likes to pay the price, I don't care. This is not true
> here though. It is especially true for something where the compiler is
> just plainly wrong. Alas GCC has a long history of not choosing a good
> balance between noise and actual warnings.

And the project has a long history of making sure all (these days: most)
code in the base distribution builds with -Wall -Werror.  This isn't
because every GCC warning is right, of course -- it's because when you
turn off warnings for a whole file, you risk hiding another warning
which _is_ a sign of an actual code problem.

                                Jim Wise

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