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On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Jay Carlson <> wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2014 2:09 PM, "Dirk Laurie" <> wrote:
>> In gcc you have -Wparentheses, but beginners should be taught
>> to compile everything with -Wall.
> Does this help actual beginners? This is not just a rhetorical question; I
> started on C ~30 years ago too, and do not remember what it was like. But
> this was before you could cut&paste puzzling error messages into search
> engines and find a decade of people similarly puzzled.

It helps beginners establish good habits, even if it doesn't help them
solve immediately-pressing bugs.

/s/ Adam