proposal: add -Werror-implicit-function-declaration to the default optflags

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Mon Mar 24 21:03:30 UTC 2008

Hi all,

This is a new thread spawning from the "3.6% of heads up: Please correct your 
#includes or optflags use" thread.

I would like to propose to add "-Werror-implicit-function-declaration" to the 
default optflags. Why? Because missing prototypes can cause all sorts of problems:

Anything (any function) that returns a pointer, will be a problem when compiled 
on 64 bit without a prototype, as the compiler will assume the return type is 
an int, and then cast that to a pointer as needed.

Anything returning a float / double will be a problem regardless of 32/64 bits 
as only 32 bits of the returned floating point number will be taken and 
interpreted as an int (and then cast back to a float / double if used as such).

Any function called with arguments of different type then expected (for example 
a float, where the function expects an int or visa versa) will have the same 

Which is why I say: fix them all.



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