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Re: Using C++ in GCC is OK

On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 13:05 -0500, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 6:09 AM, Richard Guenther
> <> wrote:
> > Indeed ;)  I'd like us to switch to the C / C++ common soon (thus,
> > use C for stage1 and C++ for stage2 and stage3).  That will help
> > us sort out problems on the various host/target combinations that
> > will surely exist.
> Here is a concrete proposal:  During stage 1 (meaning now),
>   * require a C++ compiler as bootstrapping compiler
>   * allow people to use C++ for *NEW* functionality.
>   * don't allow conversion of existing working code unless it is
>      required for NEW functionality

This is a good concrete proposal, but I would permit some flexibility on
that point. Sometimes, converting existing code to C++ could perhaps not
be required, but be *very* useful to future C++ code (but I don't have
any concrete scenarii in mind).

>   * postpone conversions to later major releases.


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