Ansification of X.Org code & other cleanup work (fwd)
marc at msys.ch
Wed Oct 22 06:48:36 PDT 2008
* Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> Subject: Re: Ansification of X.Org code & other cleanup work
> (1) trivial changes to avoid gcc warnings (certainly not adding const or
> other changes to public APIs).
This has to be done very careful. Changing code to silence the compiler
can be dangerous, sometimes the warnings actually have a meaning. Sometime
very subtle... Making the warning go away could lead to a hidden bug.
Also keep in mind that the code not only runs on one architecture, so
double check on at least a 64bit architecture and little/big endian
machine to make _sure_ you don't introduce or hide a bug.
> Peter Breitenlohner <peb at mppmu.mpg.de>
Marc Balmer, mbalmer at openbsd.org
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