Subject: Re: [boost] Towards a Warning free code policy proposal
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-30 13:19:16
On 30.08.2010 20:59, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> Andrey Semashev wrote:
>> I honestly don't understand those who think that warning-free code
>> is somehow more solid than the code which emits warnings.
> The intended goal is to allow Boost users to focus on warnings from
> their own code, at whatever warnings level they like. The more
> warnings Boost code triggers, the more such users will grow to ignore
> all warnings which means compilers cannot assist them in writing
> safer code.
> The suggestion to be able to suppress all warnings from Boost headers
> does that, with some possibility of suppressing some triggered by
> user interaction with Boost code that shouldn't be ignored.
As I said, users can already disable all warnings from third party
headers. The suggested macro-switch in Boost does little better here,
doesn't worth the hassle, IMHO.
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