Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jun 2010 15:12 UTC
General Development "I am pleased to report that the GCC Steering Committee and the FSF have approved the use of C++ in GCC itself. Of course, there's no reason for us to use C++ features just because we can. The goal is a better compiler for users, not a C++ code base for its own sake. Before we start to actually use C++, we need to determine a set of coding standards that will apply to use of C++ within GCC."
Thread beginning with comment 427531
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: So what?
by Morty on Tue 1st Jun 2010 17:41 UTC in reply to "So what?"
Morty
Member since:
2005-07-06

If you don't know what you're doing, your C++ code will have miserable performance.


Since they are writing a compiler, hopefully they know what they are doing and also know the language. Otherwise I don't think miserable performance will be the biggest problem.

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[2]: So what?
by Delgarde on Tue 1st Jun 2010 23:38 in reply to "RE: So what?"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Since they are writing a compiler, hopefully they know what they are doing and also know the language.


Not necessarily. Certainly, those responsible for the C++ compiler itself must know what they're doing. But one of the reasons they're being cautious is that many of the core developers are *C* coders, not necessarily familiar with C++.

Reply Parent Score: 2