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From: Yuval Ronen (ronen_yuval_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-12 11:56:56

Andreas Huber wrote:
> Hi John
> John Maddock <john <at>> writes:
>>> # pragma warning( disable: 4511 ) // copy constructor could not be
>>> generated # pragma warning( disable: 4512 ) // assignment op could
>>> not be generated
>>> IMO, these warnings are not very useful. Users will get heaps of them
>>> when they employ the library, so disabling them permanently is a good
>>> thing.
>> I agree that they're useless, but I believe they'll still get suppressed for
>> any instances of your templates that are instantiated if there is a matching
>> #pragma warning(pop).
> Correct. However, typical Statechart client code looks as follows:
> #include <boost/statechart/simple_state.hpp>
> struct MyMachine ....;
> struct MyState : sc::simple_state<MyState, MyMachine> { ... };
> simple_state<> ultimately derives from noncopyable, which is why the warnings
> are generated in the first place. Popping at the end of the header would
> suppress the warnings for simple_state<> but would produce warnings for
> MyState. Since I believe that *all* users who care about warnings will disable
> these in their code anyway, I think the most user-friendly approach is to
> permanently disable them in the library header.

I'm not sure these warnings are caused by derivation from noncopyable. I
tried to compile

class A : private boost::noncopyable { };

in warning level 4 and got no warnings at all. I only get those
4511/4512 warnings when I write a class with a data member (not base
class) that is not CopyConstrucible/Assignable. I solve these warnings
either by suppressing them, or by declaring the copy-c'tor/assignment-op
as private, and with no body (private declaration only).

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