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Subject: Re: [boost] Warning policy? local variable hides (i.e. shadows) global variable
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-15 09:25:22

On 15 Jan 2015 at 8:11, Beman Dawes wrote:
> Should Boost have policy to clear these warnings?
> Thoughts?

Personally I'd be opposed to setting such a policy for all libraries.
Speaking for myself, I intentionally shadow variable names as I find
it makes the code clearer e.g. when catching exceptions, I catch to a
variable named e. I also, in implementation code, sometimes use
macros which hard code the use of certain variable names always being
a certain meaning e.g. in AFIO, the size_t variable named id always
refers to the "current" op id code, where "current op" can be a bit
fuzzy when you're actually dealing with several ops at the time.

I have no opposition to each library setting its own policy here.


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