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[2]: So what?
by Delgarde on Tue 1st Jun 2010 23:38 UTC in reply to "RE: So what?"
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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++.

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