[gmx-users] internal consistency warning in grompp not repeated at end of stderr output

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Tue Apr 10 09:31:16 CEST 2007

Chris Neale wrote:
> I recently generated a new .top file and I accidentally missed the first 
> line in the water position restraint section while pasting. Therefore I 
> had water posre without wanting it.
> First of all, I would like to point out that the gromacs error-checking 
> is excellent since it was aware of this error and output a notice to 
> stderr:
> checking input for internal consistency...
> my.top:9:2: #endif without #if
this actually seems to be a message from cpp, therefore it is not 
counted in the normal warning system. Unless we implement our own 
baby-cpp it will be quite tedious to catch the warnings and error 
messages from it.

> However, there is lots of output to stderr and this message could be 
> improved if the existence of a warning was transmitted to the bottom of 
> the output (as is done for many other warnings) e.g. notice of the 
> warning as it occurs but additionally at the bottom of the output: 
> "There was 1 warning"
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David van der Spoel, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Molecular Biophysics group,
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