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: I am confused.
by Delgarde on Tue 1st Jun 2010 22:22 UTC in reply to "I am confused."
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

Are they talking about writing GCC itself with C++?

Are they trying to replace current code, written in C(?), with C++ or do they want to write new code with C++?


The latter - as the article says, they've simply declared that C++ code is now permitted in the compiler. No great plan to rewrite everything in C++ - just the removal of a policy that disallowed it.

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