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Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-06 07:29:13

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On
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> John Maddock
> Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 9:12 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?

> All 13 thousand lines of them from the last build? ;-)

I think this says it all (though build doesn't truly represent the *use* of the

This is *NOISE* big-time - and it can't speed building either.

And was this using the 'disable Microsoft extensions' options?

As always John is right about this - we all need to just fix it.

No new stuff should be accepted until it passes warning free, for a start.


PS I've also found that some warnings have been useful in finding my bugs.
(Warning about while(true) isn't - but it's easily silenced - especially with
some saved snippets to paste).

Adding static_cast is a nuisance and adds clutter, but it focuses the mind on
what might be a bug, and documents that I've thought about it.

Paul A. Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal, UK   LA8 8AB
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