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Subject: Re: [boost] Towards a Warning free code policy proposal
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-30 01:20:07

Hello All,

How to deal with warning?

- If code produces warning disable it?

  You will end with numerous ifdefs for each compiler:
  GCC, Intel, MSVC, SunStudio and much more.

  You would even find yourself subdividing each of the following
  cases for compiler versions where each one of them produce
  some kind of warning and finally you will disable some important
  warning accidentally.

- If the code is produces warning, fix it. And you end with
  100 stupid cases where each compiler thinks it is important,
  * gcc warns on polymorphic class without virtual destructor
    even if sometimes you don't need it.
  * MSVC calls every single standard C library function dangerous
    like fopen, localtime and so-on.
  * Intel produces multiple lines of usless remarks on temporary

- What warning level to use under GCC -Wall? -Wextra? -Wpedantic?
  and under MSVC /w2? /w3? or /w4?

  I have never seen a big project that compiles cleanly with /w4 under

IMHO: let library developer decide what to disable and what policy
he should use. Developer that respects himself would code the
way the code compiles with severe warning level.

My $0.02



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