[Python-Dev] cpython (3.2): Avoid the compiler warning about the unused return value.

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Sat Jan 21 23:33:08 CET 2012

Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> > Can't that give you another warning about the ssize_t being truncated to
> > int?
> > How about the following instead?
> >
> >   (void) write(...);
> Also, if you use a recent enough version of gcc, ./configure will
> disable the warning. I would prefer if stop using these kinds of
> hacks.

Do you mean (void)write(...)? Many people think this is good practice,
since it indicates to the reader that the return value is deliberately

Stefan Krah

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