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Subject: Re: [boost] [warnings] Are warnings acceptable artifactsfrom builds?
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-09 02:54:03

Emil Dotchevski wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 11:06 PM, Vladimir Prus<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>> I agree that warnings are annoying; the problem is that a compiler may
>>> choose to warn about anything at all, this is not subject to any
>>> specifications. What if a compiler warns about lines being longer than
>>> 80 characters? I'd think that most would agree that such a warning is
>>> unreasonable.
>> You've picked a wrong example. If such code is part of Boost, then it's
>> in violation of library guidelines:
> You got me here. :)
> Honestly, I don't know if my code violates that guideline,

This suggest that the inspect program should be adjusted :-P

> because it
> turns out secretly I'm already violating another guideline: I don't
> use fixed width font when coding. :))

Heh. I frankly never understood what this guideline means, unless we plan
to require that new libraries have their source code printed in a book
and sent for review by snail mail.

- Volodya

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