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Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-04 12:31:05

John Maddock wrote:
> I'm *not* saying we should do this for 1.41, but should we
> have an official
> policy regarding compiler warnings and which ones we regard
> as "failures"?

If Boost documents the warnings settings used for each compiler, then all maintainers will have a consistent target while users know exactly what to expect. Obviously, individual maintainers may use stricter settings or cater to clients that do, but a minimum, consistent, documented policy would be highly useful for all concerned.

There should also be some policies about the sorts of warnings that are considered nuisance and will not be addressed.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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