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Re: ax_c_printf_thsep generates false-positives

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: ax_c_printf_thsep generates false-positives
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 23:58:02 +0100

2009/9/18 Peter Simons <address@hidden>:
> Hi,
> the macro ax_c_printf_thsep generates false positives in case the
> compiler doesn't verify printf() usage at compile time:
> Fixing that problem is a bit of an effort and it's unclear who is going
> to do it (and when). So I wonder how to proceed. I can think of two
> approaches:
>  1) Keep the macro as-is but add a warning to the documentation that
>    describes the problem.
>  2) Obsolete the macro.
> Personally, I'd tend to choose (2), because a test that malfunctions
> might be worse than no test at all, but I hesitate to do it.
> Does anyone have an opinion on the matter?

Do both: obsolete it, but keep it in a bin somewhere as a partial
solution to a problem that is clearly worth solving if it was worth
writing a macro for in the first place.

L’art des vers est de transformer en beautés les faiblesses (Aragon)

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