[cfe-dev] Disabling GCC's -Woverloaded-virtual

David Blaikie via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jun 26 16:18:54 PDT 2020

Followed up on the review - but I do kind of see the value in the GCC
slice of the warning, that hiding some functions provided by a base
class is probably unintended & could result in confusion  (or subtle
bugs if the overload set can still compile with some overloads

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 2:34 AM Sam McCall via cfe-dev
<cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> This warning isn't a GCC default, it's turned on in clang/CMakeLists.txt (but not enabled for LLVM). This dates back to at least 2008 so I'm not sure if the reasons still apply.
> It has false positives by design that can't be silenced without (IMO) making the code worse. Clang's version of the same warning doesn't have this problem.
> https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20423
> I've got https://reviews.llvm.org/D82617 which will make us enable it for clang only, also happy to drop it entirely and let people who want it turn it on.
> Just wanted to check if anyone felt strongly about it, since I don't really know who should review such a change.
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