Re: [gob-list] GCC 3.4 warnings

From: George <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 17:04:53 -0700

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 10:21:02PM +0200, Stephane Konstantaropoulos wrote:
> Hello,
> I just updated to gcc 3.4 and it gives lots of warnings when compiling.
> I use gob2 2.0.9
> Notably the finalize() bit, when I declare "destroywith
> gtk_widget_destroy" it warns loud saying this:
> lum-skin-textbox.gob: In function `___finalize':
> lum-skin-textbox.gob:67: warning: function called through a non-
> compatible type
> lum-skin-textbox.gob:67: note: if this code is reached, the program will
> abort
> This does not look good, so I have to write the finalize function myself
> with correct types and it goes.
> Would it not be better to just avoid casting the "destroywith" function
> and let the programmer use the right one for the type he is destroying?
> GCC wil warn on a type mismatch there anyway.
> What do you think?

Well the problem is that it's ok for there to be some type mismatch. For
example gtk_widget_destroy (you should really call that with unrefwith not
destroywith BTW) can be used to destroy a GtkButton. If there wasn't a cast
then we'd get a type-mismatch and you'd still need to write your own
"wrapper" to remedy the problem. C++ tries to be too smart for it's own
good. I changed the code to use the reinterpret_cast nonsense when --for-cpp
is used which should work much better and it really should fix this problem.

2.0.10 will be out shortly with this change.


George <>
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Received on Thu Sep 23 2004 - 00:18:22 CDT

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