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Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: Bo Persson (bop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-07 08:27:05

Robert Ramey wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Wed Nov 04 2009, "John Maddock" <>
>> wrote:
>>>> That won't work well for a test-runner will it? On the first
>>>> warning, the build will fail. It would be better to have a
>>>> report of all warnings that must be addressed.
> FWIW - I've always made an effort to minimize or eliminate warnings
> in the serialization library.
> By the most phantastic of coincidences, a user reported a track
> item that including
> headers provokes a large number of warnings with msvc when warning
> level 4 is used.
> (I use level 3). It turns out that the problem is the compiler
> cannot create a default
> constructor and assignment operator when a class has a const
> member. No matter
> that the classes are derived from boost::noncopyable and No matter
> that non of the tests copy or assign the classes in question. So to
> really fix this
> boost::noncopyable will need to be replaced with something else and
> that will have to be documented and maybe even mini-reviewed. So
> there
> is going to be a lot more here than meets the eye.

This is exactly one of the warnings that Boost could document as a
"silly warning", that developers are assumed to disable.

Potential users would then know - up front - whether their policy
allows them to use Boost or not. And current users can check that the
next release has a compatible policy, before upgrading.

Bo Persson

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