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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-27 11:36:57

"Reece Dunn" <msclrhd_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>>I get loads of warnings when compiling with msvc with warnings=off
> warnings=off is using the /W0 flag which is what the visual studio solution
> files use to turn off warnings, so this is doing the right thing.
> NOTE: the warning feature is an incidental feature, so it is not
> propagated.

That is bad. When users build something with warnings=off from the
command-line and get a pile of warnings, they will think, like I did,
that something is wrong. And it is.

> That way it doesn't cause a rebuild of everything.

It could just be a free feature; that wouldn't cause a rebuild.

> If you have a warnings=on
> in one of the project settings, this may be overriding the warnings=off
> argument from the command line.

I do not.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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