[m-rev.] for review: set up five streams for compiler output

Zoltan Somogyi zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com
Thu Nov 19 23:02:00 AEDT 2020

2020-11-19 22:04 GMT+11:00 "Julien Fischer" <jfischer at opturion.com>:
> Seems fine to me.

Thank you.

>> +        "--error-output-suffix .xyz",
>> +        "\tWhen compiling module M, output any error, warning and/or",
>> +        "\tinformational messages about the module to a file named `M.xyz'.",
>> +        "\tThe default is for such output to go to standard error.",
> I would write that as:
>        --error-output-suffix <suffix>
>            When compiling module M, output messages about the progress
>            of the compilation to a file named `M.<suffix>`. This includes any
>            statistics about the performance of compiler passes, if enabled.
>            The default is for such output to go to standard error.

Is that description for --progress-output-suffix? I intended --error-output-suffix
to be for error_specs (of all severities), not progress messages.

> Also I suggest that the the period between `M` and the suffix be added
> by the compiler, rather than the user having to specify it.  Similarly
> for the others.

Will do.


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