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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-02 17:00:51

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Nicola Musatti
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 1:53 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [1.34.0beta] many, many warnings... :(
> I'm convinced that library authors already make an effort to clear
> warnings on the platforms they have available. The real problem is
> dealing with platforms not available to developers. For those you do
> need to rely on regression reports and feedback after a
> tentative patch
> can take as long as a whole week. Furthermore I'm sure that library
> authors already devote to Boost all the time they can afford.

Exactly, which is why I suggested a fix-all-warnings bug.


> > If we do this, and then at some point accept this catch-all set of
> > patches, then we can turn on warnings as errors once the
> patches have
> > been merged. I've had to do this before, and this works as far as
> > setting you up for the future.
> For how many platforms at the same time? I don't see this
> working unless
> you're able to ensure nightly regression testing turnaround
> for all the
> supported platforms.

It sounds like gcc/msvc are the ones people would be most happy with. By
turnaround, do you mean them actually running? I don't see why it
wouldn't be possible for a subset of configurations.


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