Martijn van Oosterhout <> writes:
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 04:24:59PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> After some reflection it seems that there is only one case where removal
>> of a needed include file would not lead to a compiler error or warning,
>> assuming gcc with ordinary -W settings (notably -Wmissing-prototypes).
>> That case is exactly what Kris found: removal of a #define that is
>> tested via #ifdef or #if defined().  (Can anyone think of other cases?)

> My off-the-top-of-my-head solution would be a script that would pass
> each file through "gcc -E" (the preprocessor), and compare before and
> after rearrangement. You'd have to ignore the effects of included
> header files, but it would pick up the cases where a block of code that
> was previously included no longer is. Or if a macro is expanded
> differently...

You'd still have to try to compile the code though; AFAICS the above
doesn't catch whether you've removed a typedef or function declaration
that's referenced in the file.

BTW, one of the remaining holes in pgrminclude is that it compiles with
-fsyntax-only, which apparently causes it to fail to detect some errors
of significance --- I assume that's how it managed to foul up lmgr.c,
inet_net_ntop.c, etc.

                        regards, tom lane

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