Commit 9c3402aa authored by Thomas Haller's avatar Thomas Haller

build: add "-Wvla" to warn about uses of variable-length arrays

We don't use them, so add a compiler warning about their use.
I think they are annoying, because sizeof(x) and typeof(x) might
evaluate at runtime. Especially the typeof() extension is useful
for macros, but behaves badly with variable-length arrays due to
running code at runtime.

But the worst is, G_STATIC_ASSERT() is implemented by declaring
an array of negative length. Usually, the checked condition should
be a compile time constant, but with VLAs the compiler would not evaluate
the static-assert at compile time and instead accept it silently. It's easy
to mess up static asserts to wrongly have a non-constant condition,
especially when the static-assert is used inside a macro.

Just say no.
parent 96ae9309
......@@ -79,6 +79,7 @@ if test "$GCC" = "yes" -a "$set_more_warnings" != "no"; then
-Wshift-negative-value \
-Wstrict-prototypes \
-Wundef \
-Wvla \
-Wno-duplicate-decl-specifier \
-Wno-format-truncation \
-Wno-format-y2k \
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