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Re: RFA: Deprecate C++ options
On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 09:55:05PM -0700, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> I can say with confidence that no Debian package in the current
> archives uses the traditional C compiler, because that does not
> work at all with glibc >=2.1's headers. I would support dropping
> that code from gcc.
I would support this as well.
> Here's another proposal, which might sound radical, but I bet it'd
> have even less user-visible impact: Let's drop support for every host
> and target that doesn't have a C89-compliant standard library. That
> would mean, for instance, we could throw away fix-header and about
> two-thirds of fixincludes.
I suspect this won't fly. You wouldn't be able to build on, say,
BSD4.3, or any of the other popular retro-computing hosts.