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Subject: Re: [boost] [boost::noncopyable] compiler warnings with the -Weffc++ flags
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-13 12:59:48


Daniel Frey wrote:
> Sean reported the same underlying problem against the operators
> library as <>. I applied
> the fix as it was transparent for the users and also suggested a
> similar change for noncopyable on the mailing list - but there wasn't
> much interest IIRC.
> The problem with the approach you described is IMHO that if you allow
> noncopyable_<T> as an *alternative*, most people will likely ignore
> it. OTOH, a breaking change - turning the classic noncopyable into a
> template - might be too intrusive. Personally, I would not mind it,
> since the compiler will catch all uses of noncopyable without a
> template parameter and the required change is a no-brainer, so +1 for
> the change from my side. Let's see if more people like the idea this
> time :)

I don't think this is sufficiently important to warrant a breaking change no
matter how obvious the update is.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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