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Re: Add -Wdocumentation
From: Bálint Réczey <balint () balintreczey hu>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:27:09 +0100


2013/12/13 Alexis La Goutte <alexis.lagoutte () gmail com>:


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Bálint Réczey <balint () balintreczey hu>

2013/12/9 Joerg Mayer <jmayer () loplof de>:
On Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 03:38:08PM +0100, Alexis La Goutte wrote:
I plan to add -Wdocumentation [1] by default to Wireshark (when build
I have already fix in trunk the documentation.

The major issue to add -Wdocumentation is other library (like
It is don't use doxygen and make a lot of error.

To fix this, i use pragma to disable error for glib.h or gtk using a
wrapper (like wsgcrypt.h)

I attach the patch for gtk.h (the patch for glib.h is to big
because modified all dissector !)

It is ok for you ?

This solution looks like overkill to me (touching lots and lots of
source files). Isn't there a way to handle this (at least mostly) via
build mechanisms

I agree with Joerg, I think this -Wdocumentation flag badly needs a

way of excluding headers in /usr/include and /usr/local/include .

I not found other solution, to don't include /usr/*/include...
I mean this would be a necessary feature in Clang to support excluding
warnings from system headers.
Apparently it ignores those warnings by default and you can enable
warnings using -Wsystem-headers,
but headers found on -I paths are not considered to be system headers.

An alternative solution could be running Doxygen  and processing its
result/output, and I think it would work, too.

Yes, but -Wdocumentation found some warning/error no found by Doxygen and it
is include to build system (no need to have doxygen and graphviz...)
I use just a wrapper (like libcrypt.h) !
Instead of using a wrapper I suggest adding a flag to clang to let
users extend the system header paths.
It would solve our problem and let many other projects benefit from it.


[1] http://clang-developers.42468.n3.nabble.com/Clang-Suppress-static-analysis-of-system-header-files-td4026991.html
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