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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-16 00:53:37

Mark Elston wrote:
> Great!! Thanks again.
> I've never tried mixing -Wall and -w before. I'll try it out.
> What is the difference between the current approach and having a
> 'general' <warning-level> option, or something similar? This could
> default to a specific value (-Wall for gcc) or be set as other options
> in a project's requirements. Perhaps there is no difference. I just
> have an aversion to making hard-coded assumptions about the way
> *everyone* will use something :)

Actually, that logic was copied from Boost.Build V1, so the reasons are
unknown. I decided not to change those -Wall since I *personally* thought
it's a good thing. Another reason is that making a feature for every compiler
option is not so good, if there's cxxflags which allow fine-tuning.

- Volodya


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