Re: AbiWord on Linux/Alpha

Subject: Re: AbiWord on Linux/Alpha
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 13:44:38 CST

Thomas Briggs very rightly pointed out the following
and I agree with every word he said. Why assert fail
on data that isn't even relevant during normal
function execution? It simply says that the assert
doesn't belong there!!


Thomas Briggs:
> FWIW, I'm have to disagree. Why is the code checking data in asserts
> that isn't used during the normal execution of the program? Debug-only code
> should help detect potential problems in the release version; having debug
> code which doesn't at all apply to the release version is wasted effort.
> -Tom

In response to the following writing of sam th:
> >The unused function parameter and variable warnings are NOT coming from
> >unused variables. They are coming from variables that are only used in
> >UT_ASSERT for the most part. However, the compiler is not detecting this,
> >and thinks that they are unused. This is not a problem with our code.

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