Selectively disable GCC warnings for only part of a translation unit?


Question

What's the closest GCC equivalent to this MSVC preprocessor code?

#pragma warning( push )                    // Save the current warning state.
#pragma warning( disable : 4723 )          // C4723: potential divide by 0
// Code which would generate warning 4723.
#pragma warning( pop )                     // Restore warnings to previous state.

We have code in commonly included headers which we do not want to generate a specific warning. However we want files which include those headers to continue to generate that warning (if the project has that warning enabled).

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4/2/2018 4:15:25 PM

Accepted Answer

This is possible in GCC since version 4.6, or around June 2010 in the trunk.

Here's an example:

#pragma GCC diagnostic push
#pragma GCC diagnostic error "-Wuninitialized"
    foo(a);         /* error is given for this one */
#pragma GCC diagnostic push
#pragma GCC diagnostic ignored "-Wuninitialized"
    foo(b);         /* no diagnostic for this one */
#pragma GCC diagnostic pop
    foo(c);         /* error is given for this one */
#pragma GCC diagnostic pop
    foo(d);         /* depends on command line options */
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5/20/2018 2:00:42 AM

The closest thing is the GCC diagnostic pragma, #pragma GCC diagnostic [warning|error|ignored] "-Wwhatever". It isn't very close to what you want, and see the link for details and caveats.


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