[fpc-devel] Wrong docs: not initialized global variables

Ondrej Pokorny lazarus at kluug.net
Wed Apr 4 18:44:34 CEST 2018

On 04.04.2018 17:49, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 04/04/18 10:47, Ondrej Pokorny wrote:
>> I would lower the level of notification for "trivial: string" to a 
>> hint. It is nonsense to emit the same level of notification (warning) 
>> for dangerous code ("serious: integer") and valid code ("trivial: 
>> string").
>> Warnings are something to care about, the "trivial: string" case is not.
> The warnings for managed types have a different ID now. Hence, you can 
> already disable them separately if you want.

Please do not mix different things. I know that - and yes I read the bug 
report you kindly provided a link to, where this was discussed. I did 
not state I cannot disable them separately.

I want to stress that the compiler emits a warning on code that does not 
have (and also cannot have) an error - even on other platforms and 
targets. A warning is a level too high. A hint or maybe even a note is 
more appropriate here: 

E.g. The Lazarus/LCL code may not emit any warnings (we fix them) but we 
don't care much about hints and notes. Because of this warning I have to 
change a perfectly defined and flawless code.


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