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Re: [PATCH] configure: adjust tests to avoid -Werror breakage

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:12:06 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 5 Nov 2014, Peter Wu wrote:

>> C has a default type of int and that test has worked on a fairly large
>> amount of compilers and systems already... I assume you meant that it too
>> failed with -Werror in CFLAGS?
> Yes, it failed due to -Werror. A sane compiler should not break on this
> change.

In the world of legacy *nix systems there's a lot of IN-sanity so requiring a
sane compiler is not for us! =)

I'm not saying this change actually *will* break anything, but I am cautios
and hence me asking.

> From a quick look, the tests are not built with -Werror though. Is that
> correct?

Yes it seems so, but I don't think it is on purpose. Or at least I can't think
of any drawback to use -Werror there.

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