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Re: [Bug-tar] [PATCH 0/1] Notes for wordsplit (was: Allow tar to usecomm

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] [PATCH 0/1] Notes for wordsplit (was: Allow tar to usecommand for compressing consisiting of multiple words.)
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:30:45 +0300

Hi Paul,

> Developers are assumed to have up-to-date systems where -Werror is
> appropriate.

Frankly, I cannot imagine a situation where treaing a warning as an
error can be appropriate.  That's why I consider it unfortunate.

> I'm surprised you didn't run into this.

That's quite simple.  Configure enables -Werror only if gcc's version is
4.6 or newer.  Mine is not.


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