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SubjectRe: Don't return void types from void functions.
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On Wednesday 26 of May 2004 10:38, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 May 2004 09:28, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
> > > diff -Nru a/drivers/net/tokenring/olympic.c
> > > b/drivers/net/tokenring/olympic.c ---
> > > a/drivers/net/tokenring/olympic.c 2004-05-25 23:06:49 -07:00 +++
> > > b/drivers/net/tokenring/olympic.c 2004-05-25 23:06:49 -07:00 @@ -1806,7
> > > +1806,7 @@
> > >
> > > static void __exit olympic_pci_cleanup(void)
> > > {
> > > - return pci_unregister_driver(&olympic_driver) ;
> > > + pci_unregister_driver(&olympic_driver) ;
> > > }
> >
> > Can we make gcc error out when it finds this?
>
> AFAIK new C++ standard allows this syntax.
>
> typedef int opaque;
>
> opaque f();
> opaque g() { return f(); }
>
> Now imagine we need to change
> -typedef int opaque;
> +typedef void opaque;

strict ISO C++ - yes,
strict ISO C - no.

# g++ -Wall -s -c void_ret.cpp -pedantic-errors

# gcc -Wall -s -c void_ret.c -pedantic-errors
void_ret.c: In function `g':
void_ret.c:4: error: `return' with a value, in function returning void

# gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 3.4.0 SSP (PLD Linux)
(...)

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