Bug#128950: c/9072: -Wconversion should be split into two distinct flags
On 2 Feb 2003 email@example.com wrote:
> Has been analyzed. Patch is even in the audit trail, but
> seems to have become stuck in gcc's patch acceptance machinery...
The patch isn't even one suitable for review, as it lacks testcases. It
is established procedure  that patches failing to follow the standards
adequately get ignored. Even with them, it just papers over particular
problems rather than actually implementing a sensible consistent
specification for -Wconversion.
 This is very bad procedure; ignoring patches rather than explaining
what is wrong is far too likely to lose potential contributors. It is,
however, what happens; patches not following the standards are more
tedious to review than ones following the standards, and even many good
patches following the standards get ignored. However, this patch was not
ignored; it received several comments on what ought to be done.
I expect a patch that followed the GNU and GCC coding standards, including
thorough testcases, and implemented the simple specification I gave for
-Wconversion (warn for any implicit conversion that may change a value),
would get reviewed.
Joseph S. Myers