[llvm-dev] Adding [[nodiscard]] to Compiler.h

Chandler Carruth via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Sep 4 19:16:05 PDT 2016

On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 6:40 PM Justin Bogner <mail at justinbogner.com> wrote:

> Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at google.com> writes:
> > My 2 cents: get rid of LLVM_UNUSED_RESULT, and move to LLVM_NODISCARD.
> >
> > For compilers that support it, it should be a strict superset of
> features and
> > functionality. The standard feature was written directly based on the
> clang
> > warn_unused_result stuff.
> >
> > I would just migrate us onto the spelling and usage pattern that got
> > standardized. All we have to lose are warnings from compilers other than
> Clang
> > until they implement this feature. That seems like not a huge loss to me
> > honestly.
> You might be right. It seems a bit unfortunate that we'd lose these
> warnings on MSVC and gcc for the time being, but maybe that's better
> than the usability cost of having two macros that expand to the same
> thing.
> Do note though, if we do that this would mean clang is the only compiler
> we can support this on at all without -std=c++17, since [[nodiscard]]
> will trigger extension warnings in earlier standard modes.

Yea, I dunno.

If you end up wanting two macros, I'd suggest:


which works exactly as [[nodiscard]], and


which works the way our current macro works. My two cents.
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