On Tue, Jul 09, 2013 at 10:26:04PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> > These functions could benefit from the added compile-time
> > safety of having the compiler check printf arguments.
> > Unfortunately, we also sometimes pass an empty format string,
> > which will cause false positives with -Wformat-zero-length.
> > In this case, that warning is wrong because our function is
> > not a no-op with an empty format: it may be printing
> > colorized output along with a trailing newline.
> > Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
> > ---
> > I'm torn on this one. It really does provide us with more compile-time
> > safety checks, but it's annoying that "-Wall -Werror" will no longer
> > work out of the box.
> Yeah, that is a show-stopper for me X-<.
You can "fix" it with -Wno-zero-format-length, so the hassle is not
huge. But I am also inclined to just drop this one. We have lived
without the extra safety for a long time, and list review does tend to
catch such problems in practice.
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