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Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-05 04:36:35

> 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"?
> I realize these can get pretty busy-body at times, but if the user
> sees
> several pages of warnings when building Boost it doesn't look so good.
> It not only doesn't look good. It isn't good.

No disagreement from me.

Some stats might help:

Boost-1.41 pre-beta on ubutunu-9.1 with gcc-4.4.1 produces an 11 Mb log file
from the build, with 133 THOUSAND LINES of output.

And that's just from building the binaries - so a tiny subset of Boost - I
dread to think what a full test build would reveal.

In fact the more I think about this, the more I feel that we should fix as
much of this as we can for 1.41.


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