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Subject: Re: [boost] warnings in tests
From: Emil Dotchevski (emil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-13 17:27:40

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Gennaro Prota <gennaro.prota_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> In Boost testing, wouldn't it be a good idea to have a script that
>> scans the output generated from each successful test for the word
>> "warning" and indicate its presence in the test matrix? Perhaps leave
>> the box green but instead of "pass" have it say "pass/w" or something.
>> Without this, platform-specific warnings can only be addressed after
>> they're reported by the end users.
> Perhaps. Though some warnings would never show, because the affecting
> switches are never used in boost testing.
> In practice, anyway, you need the compiler for most changes, be them warning
> suppressions or workarounds. And what you don't have you can't support.

I'm with you 100%, I personally don't pay much attention to warnings.
I was mostly saying that since users of Boost complain about them, I
(as a Boost developer) don't mind addressing the issue before my code
is included in user builds, but I can't do it without the testing
framework at least preserving the successful logs.

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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