From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-23 11:18:35
Test at 13 Jan 2006 MS moans in basic_cstring.hpp at
value_type operator( size_type index ) const;
value_type at( size_type index ) const;
"C4180 qualifier applied to function type has no meaning; ignored"
A qualifier, such as const, is applied to a function type defined by
Copy Code// C4180.cpp
// compile with: /W1 /c
typedef int *FuncType(void);
// the const qualifier cannot be applied to the function type FuncType
const FuncType f; // C4180
Does this mean it wants a typedef const_value_type instead?
Meanwhile, I have added to suppress_warnings.hpp
# pragma warning(disable: 4224) // nonstandard extension used : formal
parameter 'tm' was previously defined as a type
tm needs renaming?
# pragma warning(disable: 4180) // qualifier applied to function type has no
Suppresses the clutter. (And I feel strongly that although trivial, Boost
should try hard to avoid spurious warnings like these for those whose
Standards demand they use the pickiest warning level).
(Speaking boost-wide, I note that
warning C4127: conditional expression is constant
is very common and I cannot conceive of when it could possibly be helpful.
warning C4800: 'int' : forcing value to bool 'true' or 'false' (performance
Should a 'certain to be included' boost file 'globally' disable at least
these two warnings? Insert into boost config?
PS MSVC 8.0 notes:
Conversion wizard runs fine with no errors. (some 3 conversion warnings
which look unimportant).
There are very many warnings like:
i:\boost-06-01-13-0500\boost\test\results_collector.hpp(79) : warning C4275:
non dll-interface class 'boost::noncopyable_::noncopyable' used as base for
dll-interface class 'boost::unit_test::singleton<Derived>'
i:\boost-06-01-13-0500\boost\noncopyable.hpp(22) : see declaration
Should this be disabled somewhere too?
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