[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/3] configure: add -Werror=incompatible-pointer-types option to the compiler

Steve Lhomme robux4 at ycbcr.xyz
Wed Dec 18 10:51:40 CET 2019

On 2019-12-18 10:30, Alexandre Janniaux wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 10:16:24AM +0100, Steve Lhomme wrote:
>> On 2019-12-18 10:03, RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>> That's exactly what's wrong. They're warnings and they should stay that way.
>> I disagree.
>>> You're welcome to attend to them.
>> I can't compile on macOS, iOS or Android. Should I check the full logs of
>> each MR I'm doing on Gitlab to see if somewhere there's a change I did that
>> is doing something bad ? Will you ?
> We should probably have assertions to check that the
> public interface is correct anyway, but it raises the
> question about how to run these tests on iOS indeed.
> Maybe we can discuss on how to improve the robustness of
> submission here instead of transforming warnings into errors.

Yes, because pushing patches that breaks other systems than the one you 
test with should not be allowed. And so we need to find ways to ensure 
it doesn't happen when switching to Gitlab.

> For instance, buildbots are sometimes able to tell how many
> new warnings have been added with a MR before mergin it, it
> would help highlight these issues and prevent adding more
> warnings unwillingly.
> Regards,
> --
> Alexandre Janniaux
> Videolabs
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