On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 08:01:06PM -0500, Andrew Dunstan wrote: > > I think one idea is a "pedantic" mode that fails if an unrecognized > > option is supplied. > > I do not see any point at all in a special mode. If you know enough to > want to use it you should be able to protect yourself more directly from > needing it, simply by taking care to use correct switches.
It was originally a fatal error right at the beginning but we got complaints that build systems tend to assume they can load the command-line with lots of crap and still expect it to work. All I can suggest at this point is try to make it more visible (more stars or spacing). Ofcourse with ./configure && make && make install you still won't see it. I would like a pedantic mode, but the method of activation is a tricky issue. You want it to be 'on' for normal users but 'off' for automatic build scripts. Have a nice day, -- Martijn van Oosterhout <email@example.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to > litigate.
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