Subject: Re: Warnings in nfsv3 code--buggy gcc?
To: J.T. Conklin <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/29/1996 16:02:04 (J.T. Conklin) writes:

> -Wuninitialized is a good warning, but since it's not 100%, I don't
> recommend combining it with -Werror.  Some people get around this by
> always initializing the variable to some dummy value.  I think this
> is terrible practice, as it defeats the ability of run-time tools 
> that track variable usage to detect uninitialized variable usage.

Worse yet, in almost all cases, if the variable is truly not
initialized, the bogus initializer is still a bug.  So you haven't
actually solved any problems.