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Subject: Re: [boost] [string _algo library] warning/issues under visual c++ 8
From: Pavol Droba (droba_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-03 04:13:20


Sean Farrow wrote:
> Hi:
> When using the string algo library func tion is_any_of, I get the
> following warning under visual c++:
> c:\program
> files\boost\boost_trunk\boost/algorithm/string/detail/classification.hpp
> (102) : warning C4996: 'std::copy': Function call with parameters that
> may be unsafe - this call relies on the caller to check that the passed
> values are correct. To disable this warning, use
> -D_SCL_SECURE_NO_WARNINGS. See documentation on how to use Visual C++
> 'Checked Iterators'
> Could secure warnings be turned off, or could we potentially look int o
> using checked iterators with visual c++?
> Also, I get the following isues:
> c:\program
> files\boost\boost_trunk\boost/algorithm/string/classification.hpp(206) :
> see reference to function template instantiation
> 'boost::algorithm::detail::is_any_ofF::is_any_ofF>(const RangeT &)'
> being compiled
> with
> [
> CharT=char,
> IteratorT=const char *,
> RangeT=boost::iterator_range
> ]
> Is this something I should worry about, what does this mean?
> Any help apreciated.
> Sean.

This is absolutely nothing you should worry about. Microsoft is issuing this warning
when code uses 100% standard library function instead of their proprietary "safe"

Just put _SCL_SECURE_NO_WARNINGS in your project defines as suggested in the warning,
and it will be gone.

Best Regards,

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