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 lemur2 on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: In other news..."
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For me *personally* the FSF is inane. I don't need to read about *how* inane it is, or how it has decided it's okay to use more modern programming paradigms. It's all very 1990 for me.

The FSF, through GNU, holds the copyright to software that is more widely used than any other code on the planet, despite the 90% market share of Windows on the desktop.

gcc is a prime example of very pervasive GNU software. gcc is the software that compiles more code for more CPUs than any other compiler, bar none. This applies particularly to embedded CPUs.

Inane to you, maybe so, but to the IT/Electronics industry as a whole the FSF is critically important. Irreplaceable.

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