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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-26 10:14:06

William E. Kempf wrote:
> Peter Dimov said:
>> I agree with the suggestion. The default should be /W3 for VC 6, and
>> /W4 (possibly with some specific warnings disabled) on VC 7+.
> Why /W4 for VC 7+? The IDE's default is still /W3 on these
> compilers. I don't think selecting a level different from the
> compiler's/IDE's default is necessarily a good idea.

My opinion only. /W4 was a bit painful for VC 6 (many of us used it anyway)
but it seems fairly usable on VC 7.

> Of course, what
> *would* be nice is to have some way to specify this portably for all
> toolsets. IOW, the default would be to use what's considered a
> normal level for the toolset, but <warnings>all could be used to
> crank it up to full.

I'd expect <warnings>all to translate to /Wall on VC 7. Not a very practical
warning level IMHO. :-)

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