#27 Compiling with SunPro CC

Jean Lee

[Sorry, I tried to find the old bug report to append
but it's dissappeared, life is too short for systems
like this.]

>Comment By: Kevin Atkinson (kevina)
Date: 2003-09-10 22:47

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I don't really consider this a bug as I don't support
6.2 C++. If you can get it to compile great. Otherwise I
will consider it a feature request.


It's not a question of supporting a particular
compiler, both gcc and SunProC are respected products.
The point is that different compilers are tolerant in
different ways. You should support good code that meets
proper standards.

When a particular compiler issues a warning message it
is generally for a reason. In this case it is telling
you that you have masked values, have functions that
don't return and have constants not initialised and
have functions that are not accessible.

Perhaps through luck and redundency in the code this
doesn't matter. Perhaps the gcc compiler is deficient
in not telling you. I don't know or really care, I
offer to help by pointing out these problems with the
program. Correcting these things can only improve aspell.


  • Jean Lee

    Jean Lee - 2003-09-11
  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2003-09-11
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  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2003-09-11

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    Or the problem could be short commings in the compiler.

    Like I said patches welcome.

  • Jean Lee

    Jean Lee - 2003-09-12

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    > Or the problem could be short commings in the compiler.

    And you could be taking the p*ss.

    Try with gcc with -Wall -Werror
    For good measure throw in -ansi and -pedantic

    > Like I said patches welcome.

    Sorry, I do not have time to clean up what appear to be
    programming style problems in other people's programs.

    Don't read me wrong, I'm not trying to be unhelpful but I
    think this is best done (and can be done more quickly) by
    the code author.

  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2004-02-20
    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2004-02-20

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    Aspell 0.50.5 has some improvment in this area.

  • Kevin Atkinson

    Kevin Atkinson - 2016-12-10
    • status: open --> closed
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