[MPlayer-users] why so many "warning" messages during make of cvs mplayer?

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Feb 20 05:26:21 CET 2006

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 05:42:23PM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> Serge Matovic wrote:
> >I know that this is one of those very stupid questions, and a waste
> >of your time but why so many "warning" messages during "make" of cvs
> >mplayer? I'm just curious.
> Partly because the code was written with an eye to working, not to being
> warning-free. Partly because different warnings are given by different
> versions of different compilers, and not all of the warnings have been
> compensated for since their respective compiler versions were released.
> (GCC 4.x now gives floods of 'pointer targets differ in signedness'
> errors, which GCC 3.x did not; some at least of the devs appear to think
> that this is not a valid thing to warn about, and so whether or not
> those warnings will ever be fixed is up in the air.)

They won't. This is a completely invalid warning. Feel free to submit
a patch to use the appropriate -Wno-* option to disable these warnings
(only for gcc versions that support that option, of course).


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