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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-30 17:23:48

| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Douglas Gregor
| Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 3:13 PM
| To: Boost mailing list
| Subject: Re: [boost] Re: Boost Library Guidelines
| On Wednesday 30 April 2003 06:30 am, Pavol Droba wrote:
| > Most of the new warnings can be easily removed with a static_cast. I don't
| > understand, why any boost lib have to generate such a warnings.
| <enters grumpy old developer mode>
| I agree that it would be great from the user's point of view if all of Boost
| compiled without warnings, but I'm afraid a no-warnings policy will make the
| whack-a-mole game all that much worse. As it stands, some Boost code is
| brittle on certain compilers: tweak in one place, and it breaks a compiler;
| fix for that compiler and you've broken another compiler.
| Doug

But this is no reason not to encourage developers to TRY. No recriminations if
they fail - with the current compiler & language states, their achievements are
almost miraculous.

Yours equally curmugeonly


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