Boost logo

Boost :

From: Paul Giaccone (paulg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-03 04:40:51

There is an alternative approach. These warnings could be documented on
the Boost website so that users can look them up for themselves and be
advised what action, if any, they need take. (In most cases, this would
be "this warning can be safely ignored - no action on the programmer's
part is required"). There would be a section for each compiler for which
Boost is available.

This would require quite a lot of work, of course, but it would help put
users' minds at rest and would not require any changes to be made to the

Apart from the effort involved, the only other drawback I see is
warnings might not come to light until Boost libraries are actually
used, or might depend on the way the library is used. Perhaps, in that
case, there could be an option for users to make requests about the
severity of warnings as and when they encountered them, and for a record
of them to be built up on the site in this way. No doubt a poll of the
posters to this list ("What warnings in Boost code does your compiler
give when you compile code using Boost libraries?") would go some way to
getting it started.

I don't know how practical this is, but it's an idea that might be worth

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at