Review Request: 7193406 - Clean-up JDK Build Warnings in java.util,

Andrew Haley aph at
Thu Aug 30 08:17:49 UTC 2012

On 08/29/2012 11:53 PM, Stuart Marks wrote:
> On 8/29/12 8:48 AM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
>> But presumably [-Werror] would be removed when everything is warning free?
>> -Werror should not be the default for everyone building OpenJDK, who then
>> end up having to fix or workaround issues which are nothing to do with them.
>> It's easy enough for those who want to check we don't regress to turn on
>> -Werror throughout, once everything is warning free.
> Once everything is warning free, -Werror *should* be enabled by default. That's 
> how we'll keep everything warning free.
> If everything were warning free, I don't see how people could be blocked by 
> warnings that are unrelated to their current changes. This does happen today 
> with implicit compilation, but it shouldn't happen in the bright shining future 
> where there are no warnings. :-)

-Werror is probably OK for Java code, but not for HotSpot.

We GCC developers keep adding new warnings, so poor souls who keep
up-to-date with new Fedora (and other leading-edge) distributions tend
to be the first to discover problems.  Thus is very awkward for people
who don't understand advanced C++ features.


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