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Subject: Re: [boost] [warnings] Are warnings acceptable artifacts from builds?
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-08 16:25:25

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Stewart, Robert<Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> Warnings may indicate a problem with your own code but in anyone
>> else's code they should be ignored.
> Unfortunately, compilers don't distinguish yours from theirs, so that doesn't work.  It also doesn't solve the problem for those that prefer to treat warnings as errors.

It also doesn't solve the problem of those who prefer to shoot
themselves in the foot. :)

>> Insisting to fix warnings is somewhat insulting to the author of the
>> library, too. It presumes that they did something unreasonable, when
>> in fact the warning itself may be unreasonable.
> The warning may, in fact, be unreasonable, but the library author should do all possible to quiet the warning.


Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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