When enabled, Flymake displays its status in the mode line, which provides a visual summary of diagnostic collection. It may also hint at certain exceptional situations encountered when communicating with backends.
The following statuses are defined:
|[nerrors nwarnings ...]||Normal operation. nerrors and nwarnings are, respectively,
the total number of errors and warnings found during the last buffer
check, for all backends. They may be followed by other totals for
other types of diagnostics (see Flymake error types).
|Some Flymake backends haven't reported since the last time they
where questioned. It is reasonable to assume that this is a temporary
delay and Flymake will resume normal operation soon.
|All the configured Flymake backends have disabled themselves: Flymake
cannot annotate the buffer and action from the user is needed to
investigate and remedy the situation (see Backend exceptions).
|There are no applicable Flymake backends for this buffer, thus Flymake
cannot annotate it. To fix this, a user may look to extending Flymake
and add a new backend (see Extending Flymake).