From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-15 12:15:42
Hmmmm - I never imagined that something like this would be so problematic.
For now with my VC 7.0 compiler I can use the following and it gives
me almost exactly what I need. The warning message points exactly
to the place in my code where I have invoked it - just like BOOST_STATIC_ASSERT.
I would hope something like this could be boostified so that I could use it outside
of a function.
typedef int type;
typedef char type;
#define BOOST_STATIC_WARNING(B) \
char x = (warning<B>::type)0xffff; \
>I'm not sure that it can be done, or at least done in a way that's
>Warnings are completely non-portable, since:
>1. They have no official standing in the standard, just errors do
>2. They are made up by each compiler vendor
>3. They are 100% legal code, the vendor just doesn't like it
>These combine into something that cannot be generally tested. We would
>have to examine every compiler and make huge conditional test cases.
>And what would happen if someone hates warnings and turns them all off?
> It's not practical.
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