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Re: C++ PATCH: PR 20599 (1/3)
On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 07:34:12PM +0200, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> Joe Buck <Joe.Buck@synopsys.COM> writes:
> | Unless I'm missing something, I think it should be the default. My
> | understanding is that "c++03" is just a bug-fix to the standard,
> | clarifying things that were not clear or mis-stated in the original.
> | I don't see why there should be support for two distinct versions of
> | the C++ standard.
> And in effect, there are two distinct versions of the C++ standard.
> This has implications on the value of __cplusplus and the set of
> displayed behaviour. C++03 some semantics changes -- even when
> they are corrections.
One option would be to only support C++03, with the correct value of
__cplusplus. Another would be to enable both versions and make C++03
the default. But I can't think of any reason for making the older
version the default.