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Compiler Warnings

Pluto offers optional compiler warnings for certain misbehaviors.

These are the current warning circumstances:

  • Type mismatch.
    • When the type of an expression doesn't match the hinted type.
  • Variable shadowing.
    • When a new local is created with the same name as an existing one.
  • Unreachable code.
    • When a block of code will never be ran.
  • Excessive arguments.
    • When too many arguments are given to a non-vararg function.


Type Mismatch

local var: number = 5var = "hello"
file.pluto:2: warning: variable type mismatch [type-mismatch]
2 | var = "hello"
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ here: 'var' type-hinted as 'number', but assigned a string value.

Variable Shadowing

local var = 5do  local var = "hello"end
file.pluto:3: warning: duplicate local declaration [var-shadow]
3 | local var = "hello"
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ here: this shadows the initial declaration of 'var' on line 1.

Unreachable Code

for i = 1, 10 do  if i == 5 then    continue    print("message")  endend
file.pluto:4: warning: unreachable code [unreachable-code]
4 | print("message")
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ here: this code comes after an escaping 'continue' statement.

Excessive Arguments

local function func(a, b, c)endfunc(1, 2, 3, 4)
file.pluto:5: warning: too many arguments [excessive-arguments]
5 | func(1, 2, 3, 4)
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ here: expected 3 arguments, got 4.

Compile-time Configuration

Warnings can be disabled during compile-time, so you can make exceptions for the next line, a region of code, or the entire warning itself.

These are the configuration comments.
--- @pluto_warnings: enable-all
--- @pluto_warnings: disable-all

--- @pluto_warnings: disable-next

--- @pluto_warnings: enable-var-shadow
--- @pluto_warnings: disable-var-shadow

--- @pluto_warnings: enable-type-mismatch
--- @pluto_warnings: disable-type-mismatch

--- @pluto_warnings: enable-unreachable-code
--- @pluto_warnings: disable-unreachable-code

--- @pluto_warnings: enable-excessive-arguments
--- @pluto_warnings: disable-excessive-arguments