[gnutls-dev] Re: prototype shadowing warning

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Sat Feb 12 16:51:02 CET 2005

Neil Spring <nspring at cs.washington.edu> writes:

> Hi,


> Please avoid using "index", "time" and "exp" as parameter names in 
> function prototypes in header files to avoid -Wshadow warnings.  
> Warnings follow. (yeah, I know the compiler should be a little smarter, 
> but then again, "index" and "time" aren't very descriptive names for 
> parameters.)
> Sorry I'm so picky.

Not at all, I agree completely.

Should be fixed in CVS now, please verify.

I have added -Wshadow to the CFLAGS that are added by
--enable-developer-mode.  Hopefully I (or someone else) will get
annoyed at the warnings and fix them eventually, there were quite a
few of them.  Further, the function prototypes seem to be duplicated
in several places in includes/gnutls/ and lib/, I think we should try
to only have function prototypes in one place.  It is less work to
maintain all copies.


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