[PATCH] (Title Corrected) Build fails to compile jchuff.c using gcc 4.8.5 on zLinux

Adam Farley8 adam.farley at uk.ibm.com
Wed Jan 17 12:56:00 UTC 2018


Hi John, David,

>> If you compile jchuff.c (part of javajpeg) without
>> "--disable-warnings-as-errors",
>> then you get an error that kills the build. This is seen in these
>> circumstances:

>Last time this particular discussion came up, the conclusion was that
>hunting for warnings is a lost battle as the generated warnings depend
>heavily on the toolchain used [1,2].

>So, I think for now we're not going to address build errors which occur
>when omitting "--disable-warnings-as-errors" in the configure line.

If this is the consensus, then perhaps we should consider setting 
--disable-warnings-as-errors by default (in the code), rather than 
depending on the user using an option which is not part of the formal 
build instructions.

Thoughts?

Best Regards

Adam Farley

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