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

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Thu Nov 19 23:07:53 AEDT 2020

On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, Zoltan Somogyi wrote:

> 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.

I may have cut-and-pasted the wrong bits; I was objecting to the
wording, just the <suffix> bit.


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