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Subject: Re: [boost] Are warnings acceptable artifacts from builds?
From: Bo Persson (bop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-11 12:31:41

Gottlob Frege wrote:

>> From my experience
> - be careful who fixes the warnings and how they do it - it is easy
> to
> screw up, particularly if it is code they are not completely
> familiar
> with.
> - having a large # of warning (1000's) makes it almost impossible to
> take the right amount of care to get that number down
> - you can quickly go from 0 to 1000 warnings by changing
> platforms/compilers/settings
> - some warnings really are useless, and more often than not should
> be
> ignored (with pragmas or globally)
> - once you get to 0, stay there :-)

I believe this last point is why some people so much dislike getting
new warnings from library code. If you are at zero, you really, really
want to stay there.

Bo Persson

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