[rust-dev] no error or warning when an unknown attribute is used

Ben Harris mail at bharr.is
Wed Jul 16 17:16:20 PDT 2014


Have a quick skim over this (
http://tomlee.co/2014/04/03/a-more-detailed-tour-of-the-rust-compiler/).
Lint is the last thing to run before conversion to LLVM.

I'f you like to suggest it changed or augmented, the rust-lang/rust issues
board would be best.


On 16 July 2014 23:15, Ilya Dmitrichenko <errordeveloper at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 16 July 2014 15:23, Chris Morgan <me at chrismorgan.info> wrote:
> >>> Did it come up as an unused-attribute warning?
> >> No, it didn't.
> > The simple reason it doesn't come up as an unknown attribute is
> > because it did not successfully compile, and so it did not get to the
> > step where it warns about unused attributes.
>
> Sure, it's pretty clear what's going on, but I do think it's a bit of
> a problem. It's rather hard to spot a misspelled attribute. Should
> there be a pre-lint stage for this purpose?
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