Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: Sid Sacek (ssacek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-05 13:45:31
>> [ Steven Watanabe wrote ]
>> I am not convinced that tracing through all the noise from a dozen
>> different compilers is worth the effort from that standpoint.
>> As far as I am concerned, the primary reason for eliminating
>> warnings is that they are annoying to users.
Don't you believe that with the right syntax a coder can get every compiler to become happy?
I understand that a coder cannot make adjustments to their code if they don't know about the warnings, but once they learn about them, the practice of making corrections not only cleans up their existing code but also enlightens them about future coding styles.
I don't know if warnings are just a nuisance. I mean, understanding them always leads to deeper a understanding of what the program is really doing.
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