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Subject: Re: [boost] [new Warnings policy] MS C4180 on the Maintenance Guidelines
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-19 16:49:07

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 5:24 AM, Stewart, Robert <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> I propose to replace all of the existing
>> warnings guidelines in the Wiki with the following: "No warnings
>> should be emitted by Boost code. Use your best judgment to either fix
>> or suppress the warning."
> I like the simplicity of this statement of purpose, but there's value in
> educating developers on how to judge whether to fix or suppress a
> warning and in the information on how to deal with specific warnings
> and compiler vagaries.

If I understand correctly, you are concerned with the possibility of
developers suppressing warnings as opposed to "fixing them properly."

My wording, which is indeed intended to be complete, specifically
seeks to avoid such differentiation. Rather than arguing what is right
and what is wrong, we should consider the simple fact that if a Boost
developer suppresses a warning in a particular library, there are no
reasonable grounds to require the warning to be enabled and the code

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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