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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review: Boost.Polygon starts today August 24, 2009
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-30 00:08:33


Simonson, Lucanus J wrote:
> Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> I ran the test with most of the compilers I have available.
>> I'm getting a lot of compiler warnings from msvc-9.0express,
>> msvc-8.0express, and gcc-3.4.4.
>> gcc-4.2.3, gcc-4.3.0, and gcc-mingw-4.4.1 are fine.
> I'm aware of the warnings in MSVC. How important is it to fix these warnings?

Well, msvc is pretty widely used. I wouldn't say that you
have to fix them, but I would strongly encourage it.
gcc 3.4 is sufficiently old, that I wouldn't worry about it much.

> What is boost policy and precident?

Boost has no official policy. Some libraries are warning-free.
Others are fairly noisy, although the older libraries are slowly
getting cleaned up as users complain.

> I am well aware that I will catch no end of grief from users if they get a slew of warnings. I have no internal MSVC users, but I've spent days chasing warnings for EDG and gcc.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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