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From: Darin Adler (darin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-24 23:20:58

on 10/24/01 8:37 PM, Ross Smith at r-smith_at_[hidden] wrote:

> For me, the main reason I normally use unsigned types for counters
> (although I admit this probably isn't relevant to shared_ptr) is to
> avoid GCC's warnings about signed-vs-unsigned comparisons in code like
> the above (if n was a signed type, GCC would complain about the assert).

Good point. I must admit that I do that for the same reason.

> (Because I write a lot of cross-platform code that needs to work with
> multiple compilers, I tend to be paranoid about standards compliance and
> portability, and I have a firm rule that all my code must compile with
> g++ -ansi -pedantic -W -Wall -Werror.)

I use a few more warnings than that for similar reasons. Typically I also
include -Wchar-subscripts, -Wmissing-declarations, -Wmissing-prototypes,
-Wcast-align, -Wpointer-arith, and -Wnested-externs.

    -- Darin

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