[LLVMbugs] [Bug 10642] New: Use of return in functions with noreturn

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Thu Aug 11 09:18:50 PDT 2011


           Summary: Use of return in functions with noreturn
           Product: clang
           Version: trunk
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: quality-of-implementation
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P
         Component: Frontend
        AssignedTo: unassignedclangbugs at nondot.org
        ReportedBy: joerg at NetBSD.org
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu

Consider this:

#include <stdlib.h>

__attribute__((noreturn)) int foo(void)
    return 0;

At the moment, this triggers:

warning: function 'foo' declared 'noreturn' should not return

I think this warning is bogus and misleading.

(1) The return is dead code, but might exist to help more stupid compilers that
can't figure out the noreturn property of exit.

(2) noreturn on a function with a return value other than void is questionable.
A warning for that would be nice.

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