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Subject: Re: [boost] [new Warningspolicy] MSC4180 ontheMaintenance Guidelines
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-24 08:20:22

Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Stewart, Robert
> <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>
> > 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.
> I'd call this common sense.

In many cases, common sense isn't so common.

> Assuming you're not proposing that we
> introduce some kind of bureaucracy or a committee to help manage
> warnings, and assuming everyone agrees that we don't want warnings in
> the build logs, then simply reporting a warning will get it removed.

Being clear about what's expected removes doubt, ambiguity, and confusion.

> Or are you envisioning a different process?

I'm envisioning only what I wrote above: a policy statement.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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