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Subject: Re: [boost] Showstopper for Boost 1.56?
From: pmenso57_at_[hidden]
Date: 2014-08-04 20:08:25

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edward Diener" <eldiener_at_[hidden]>

> >> As far as end-user using Boost libraries, other than building them, with
> >> clang they would only see the clang warnings if they specify '-pedantic'
> >> and the library used variadic macros.
> >
> > For a 1.56 release, this seems like a very sensible least cost
> > solution. It breaks nothing, is easy to do, and can be done
> > immediately.
> >
> > Later on individual libraries can restore pedantic warnings for clang
> > if they do whatever #pragma warning fixes necessary. Up to their
> > maintainers.
> I submitted pull requests, directly on 'master', for chrono, regex,
> threads, and test to fix the warnings problem. But it appears to be too
> late for 1.56.
> I understand your being upset by all the warnings, and perhaps users
> will not like them when they build Boost 1.56 with clang, but there are
> worse things that can happen in a new release.

Are these just warnings, but the results are still correct?

Either way, this is a clang issue. They intentionally chose to *not* implement the standard instead deferring to the garbage MSVC status quo. Given that and their attitude of "more" being put above "better", a sea of warnings is a good thing.

Paul Mensonides

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