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Subject: Re: [boost] Warning policy? local variable hides (i.e. shadows) global variable
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-15 13:01:33

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Niall Douglas
> <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> 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.
> The question needs to be reformulated. We already have a policy to
> clear warnings in the builds of compiled libraries, and had a sprint a
> few years ago that eliminated most or maybe even all of those
> warnings.
> Where I'm having a problem is headers like lexical_cast.hpp (and its
> implementation headers) that shadow "n", "str", and "ch". What do we
> tell users who don't want to turn the warnings off?

Don't use global variables (with such generic names).


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