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]: I am confused.
by tylerdurden on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE: I am confused."
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

No, it is about allowing gcc itself to be written in C++.

C++ is already mostly a superset of C (with some caveats so it is not as strict of a superset in the mathematical sense as Obj-C is), what you are proposing makes no sense whatsoever.

Edited 2010-06-02 18:12 UTC

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RE[3]: I am confused.
by righard on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 18:36 in reply to "RE[2]: I am confused."
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I actually mend that ;)

I mean, gcc will still be written in c, with some extra c++ sugar. I didn't mean c itself would become more c++.

Sorry if I was unclear.

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RE[4]: I am confused.
by tylerdurden on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 01:46 in reply to "RE[3]: I am confused."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

No that is not what you original comment said at all.

To err is human, so no big deal. But being wrong and being misunderstood are two different things.

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