Subject: Re: [boost] [new Warningspolicy] MSC4180 ontheMaintenance Guidelines
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-23 13:28:08
Peter Dimov wrote:
> Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > Peter Dimov wrote:
> >> - ensure that warnings are not introduced into other
> >> developers's code.
> > I'm not sure quite what you mean or how you would impose this.
> Developer A has written code that compiles cleanly with MSVC
> /W4. Developer B fixes an issue in this code and the result
> compiles cleanly with g++ -Wall, but happens to introduce a
> warning under MSVC. (Or Sun C++, for that matter.)
> (Incidentally, both developers have built at a reasonably
> high warning level and have seen no warnings.)
It would be reasonable to state that if a developer changes the trunk in such a way as to introduce warnings on an inaccessible platform, that developer is required to seek support from other developers to discover a mutually compatible change.
It would be plausible to require only that a developer monitor trunk tests for warnings on other platforms while trying variations of the code seeking compatible changes. However, that would mean a longer cycle time and more noise in the diffs while seeking an appropriate variation.
Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP http://www.sig.com
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