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Subject: Re: [boost] Misuse of warnings-as-errors?
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-02 05:08:38

On 01/05/14 18:34, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On Thursday 01 May 2014 16:23:48 Chris Cooper wrote:
>> 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
>> ridiculous 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
>> to treat them as errors in the unit tests (in which case they should get
>> fixed) or else they’re not that important and warnings-as-errors shouldn’t
>> be enabled by default anywhere?
> This is basically each library's choice, there's no common requirement.
> Personally I think that trying to work around all warnings in code is a rather
> pointless and even detrimental thing to do.

Every library author should make a reasonable attempt that correct code
involving usage of their library does not generate warnings.

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