Apple Compiler Says...

These are some of the error messages produced by Apple's MPW C compiler. These are all real. (If you must know I was bored one afternoon and decompiled the String resources for the compiler.) The compiler is 324k in size so these are just an excerpt I hope. I'm not sure where I stand on the copyright issue.

Tony Cunningham

MPW C Error Messages

"String literal too long (I let you have 512 characters, that's 3 more than ANSI said I should)"

"...And the lord said, `lo, there shall only be case or default labels inside a switch statement'"

"a typedef name was a complete surprise to me at this point in your program"

"You can't modify a constant, float upstream, win an argument with the IRS, or satisfy this compiler"

"`Volatile' and `Register' are not miscible"

"This struct already has a perfectly good definition"

"This onion already has a perfectly good definition"

"Only one parameter per register please " "type in (cast) must be scalar; ANSI 3.3.4; page 39, lines 10-11 (I know you don't care, I'm just trying to annoy you)" "Can't cast a void type to type void (because the ANSI spec. says so, that's why)" "This array has no size, and that's bad"

"Huh ?"

"can't go mucking with a `void *'"

"we already did this function"

"The target of this goto is a label in a block that has an automatic variable with an initializer"

"This label is the target of a goto from outside of the block containing this label AND this block has an automatic variable with an initializer AND your window wasn't wide enough to read this whole error message"

"Call me paranoid but finding `/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious"

"This function has an explicit return type and deserves a return value"

"You are comparing two structures that have holes in them"

"Too many errors on one line (make fewer)"

"Symbol table full - fatal heap error; please go buy a RAM upgrade from your local Apple dealer"

"Trailing comma not permitted in enum definition. (This time I'm letting you off with a warning)"

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