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3rd June 2005, 10:40 AM
Well during my travels in installing horde and imp i've noticed that gcc 4 spits out a lot of warnings about pointer signedness.
anyone have anything to say about the situation. is this a bug, issue, old code running on a new compiler or my machine being pathetic?
3rd June 2005, 11:10 AM
That depends on the code. GCC4 is now more standards compliant and fixes several bugs that might expose problems with the code you are trying to compile. http://gcc.gnu.org for details
Red Hat Inc
3rd June 2005, 12:05 PM
It's usually a sign of lasy coding techniques.
And sometimes a sign of old C in a C++ world.
Or it could be a sign of some code tryinmg to be where is shouldn't be or trying to put data where it shouldn't go.
You aint seen nothin' yet. hang on. :)
4th June 2005, 01:50 AM
notable packages that spit out pointer warnings are
libmcrypt, imap-2004 (from WU), mcrypt, mhash and php??
running fc4t3 on ppc
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