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."
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RE[4]: In other news...
by mat69 on Tue 1st Jun 2010 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: In other news..."
mat69
Member since:
2006-03-29

No, that is not what I meant. I meant the "(28% positive moderations)" part -- I thought you were refering to peopl whoe constantly vote negative as "voting trolls". But in any case that is all OT.

Personally I think that this news is more than the initial poster implied. The single most important FOSS compiler decides to accept code in a different language after a history of more than 20 years of developement.

Not sure if it is LLVM that caused this move -- competition is great -- nonetheless imo it shows that the GCC team is far from standing still as was proven lately with their 4.5 release that introduced some nice features.

Edit: My English gets worse and worse. :/

Edited 2010-06-01 18:32 UTC

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RE[5]: In other news...
by Shannara on Tue 1st Jun 2010 19:51 in reply to "RE[4]: In other news..."
Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

Ohh! I see. What I mean was, that I usually vote down, and comment why I vote down ;) Not just vote down and leave no comment ;)

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