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Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-12 12:42:18

Stewart, Robert wrote:
> Peter Dimov wrote:
>> Stewart, Robert wrote:
>>> The test tests that Variant produces a warning?
>> The test tests whether an int can be assigned to a variant, one
>> of whose types is a short. It should produce a warning; in this
>> context, this is a feature. User code that does the same should
>> also produce a warning. This is what warnings are for.
> Shouldn't the test confirm that an int can be assigned to a short in
> a variant and that the resulting short has the same value as when the
> same int is assigned to a short not in a variant? That test need not
> produce a warning because comparing the results from the two
> assignments proves or disproves the behavior of variant.

Yes, this is possible, if you really want your tests warning-free at all
costs. I consider this test warning a feature. It confirms that when I write
the same code, I will get a warning, and this is exactly what I want.

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