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Re: gcc : c++11 : full support : eta?


On 01/22/2013 02:29 PM, Alec Teal wrote:
> 
> On 22/01/13 14:20, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 01/22/2013 12:55 PM, Alec Teal wrote:
>>> On 22/01/13 09:00, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>>> On 01/22/2013 06:01 AM, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
>>>>> Hello, may I know the estimated timeframe by which full support for
>>>>> C++11 would be added in to GCC?
>>>> Status is here: http://gcc.gnu.org/projects/cxx0x.html
>>>>
>>>> As usual, it'll be done when volunteer maintainers do it.
>>> Nice, play the volunteer card, while not wrong that was a crap reply.
>> Feel free to produce a better one.
> About the time Clang does because GCC now has to compete."
> How about that?

Well, I'm not sure it's actually any more informative.  Saying "it'll
be done when X is done" is IMO no better than saying "it'll be done
when it's done"; YMMV.  Pointing out that GCC is a co-operative
project has to be done from time to time.  Some people seem to think
that there is a GCC master planner who hands out tasks to the hordes
of willing drones.

"Full support for C++11" is simply an exercise in box ticking; there
is still some of C99 missing because no-one cares about it or uses it.

> Clang is currently slightly ahead and GCC really needs to change if
> it is to continue to be the best.

Andrew.


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