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Subject: Re: [boost] suggestion on assertion macros
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-16 14:30:43

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 10:47 AM, DE <satan66613_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> on 16.03.2010 at 10:25
>  Emil Dotchevski wrote :
>> I think that the solution is to disable such warnings in release
>> builds. They serve no purpose other than to tell you that assert did
>> what it was supposed to do in release.
>> MSVC has a similar warning, the one that says "removed unreachable
>> code" which tells you that the optimizer deadstripped code that could
>> not be executed anyway. How would you deal with that warning, add
>> casts until the optimizer is sufficiently confused? :)
> one smart man (whom i have reasons to trust) said once that code must
> compile with no warnings at the highest warning level
> i think this is especially true about code that you give away (libs, etc.)

If we assume that the purpose of a warning message is to help writing
"good" code, then we must agree that warnings that leads to "bad" code
should be disabled. Otherwise, "fixing" warnings becomes a fetish.

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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