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[RFC] Switching implementation language to C++
- From: Diego Novillo <dnovillo at google dot com>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 12:22:05 -0400
- Subject: [RFC] Switching implementation language to C++
Now that the SC and the FSF have agreed to this, we should decide
whether we switch and how. So, I would like comments on the following
1- Should we switch to C++?
2- What is the cost in terms of build time?
3- What coding guidelines should we use?
4- Should we make the switch during the 4.6 stage 1?
Questions 2-4 are predicated on the outcome of #1.
We need volunteers to work on #3. Personally, I would just use some
other existing coding guideline that we find reasonable. I do not
volunteer to do this. My knowledge of C++ is sufficiently limited that
I don't trust myself to work on this.