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Subject: Re: [boost] Towards a Warning free code policy proposal
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-30 15:00:11

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 30.08.2010 21:24, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > Andrey Semashev wrote:
> >>
> >> As I said, users can already disable all warnings from third party
> >> headers.
> >
> > I know one can use -isystem with GCC, but how is that done
> > with other compilers?
> With MSVC (and, probably ICL) you can use pragmas around
> Boost headers.

I thought you were implying a simple, -isystem-like approach whereby just using a command line option would silence the warnings.

> I don't know about other compilers, but if there are similar
> tricks for
> them, they can be applied on user's side just as well as on
> Boost's side.

That means every user that wants that behavior must create a set of local headers to include before Boost headers in order to get the surrounding pragmas or whatever. That's not very polite, but I suppose if the assumption is that few have that problem/concern, then they ought to pay for the trouble rather than force the Boost maintainers to do so. Unfortunately, Boost libraries vary from release to release, so maintaining a parallel set of headers is rather cumbersome for library users.

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

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