Subject: Re: [boost] Misuse of warnings-as-errors?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-01 13:06:19
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> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Chris Cooper
> Sent: 01 May 2014 17:24
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> Subject: [boost] Misuse of warnings-as-errors?
> I'm pretty new to boost, but I'm sensing a desire to have cake and eat it too
> correct me if I'm wrong of course!
> I see several places in the bug tracking system where people complain about
> compiler warnings and are told that fixing that sort of thing is completely
> and the bugs are closed as "won't fix".
> But then warnings-as-errors is enabled in several places - libs/pool/test,
> libs/type_traits/test, libs/units/test, etc.
> Shouldn't boost have one or the other? Either warnings are important enough
> treat them as errors in the unit tests (in which case they should get fixed)
> they're not that important and warnings-as-errors shouldn't be enabled by
In an ideal world yes, blizzards of warnings are a PITA, but ...
It often is isn't that simple, and a thankless task.
I think the consensus is that if you enforce warnings-as-errors, then you are on
You may be able to do it, but if not, then tough. We did our best but ...
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