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From: Yuval Ronen (ronen_yuval_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-12 11:57:19

Andreas Huber wrote:
> "Michael Marcin" <mmarcin_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> Anything else is rude.
> The code is open to your inspection and the permanent suppressions can be
> found very easily as Steven has shown. If you really do care so much about
> these warnings then turn them back on after including the headers. This
> approach is more work for you, but makes live easier for the vast majority
> of users.

I happen to agree with Michael here. Suggesting to re-enable them is
beside the point here. The point is that a library shouldn't change
compiler settings for the user. Period. It doesn't matter whether that
warning has any value at all or it's completely useless. What's
important is that the user has the right to assume that he gets to
decide the compiler settings, in whatever method he chooses (out of the
methods the compiler vendor provides). The user can re-enable the
warning, yes, but that's forcing him to a specific way, which will make
users angry, and rightfully. Don't try to fix Visual Studio, and force
your fix on the users. Let them decide what they consider important and
what not, what they want to fix in VS and what not, even if you're
certain you know better. Anything else is rude.

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