On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 18:34, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 18:27, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Larry Rosenman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > How concerned are we about assignment type mismatch warnings? 
> > 
> > They're probably all "char versus unsigned char" complaints?
> Probably.  The first few I looked at are PG_GETARG_CSTRING to unsigned
> char assignments.  (I can send the whole list to either you, Tom, or the
> list). 
> 
> > 
> > There are a ton of them on compilers that care about it; most of
> > 'em in the multibyte support.  While it would be nice to clean up
> > all that someday, I can't say that I think it's a really profitable
> > use of time.
> Ok, I understand that.  It seems that there are a bunch, but they are
> just warnings. 
> > 
> > One difficulty is that the obvious fix (add a bunch of casts) is
> > probably a net degradation of the code.  Explicit casts will hide
> > mismatches that are a lot worse than char signedness, and so
> > cluttering the code with them makes things more fragile IMHO.
> > I think an acceptable fix would involve running around and changing
> > datatype and function declarations; which is much more subtle and
> > thought-requiring than throwing in a cast wherever the compiler
> > burps.
> Understand, and I don't expect it to happen in a beta test :-). 
If anyone wants to look at these:

ftp://ftp.lerctr.org/pub/pg-dev/gmake.out.txt

Thanks,
LER
> 
> 
> > 
> >                     regards, tom lane
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