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Re: status of GCC & C++
> Really? To start *writing* in C++, sure we want at least an initial
> version of the coding guidelines. I pointed to those, because they
> look like a reasonable start.
> To start *building* in C++, I do not think we need to agree on the
> coding guidelines. We are already doing stages 2 and 3, doing stage 1
> is a straightforward next step.
If we start building in C++, then this would mean that you can start to use
C++ in the code. And we agreed to settle on a set of coding guidelines before
starting to use C++ in the code.
Building stage 1 with a C++ compiler has zero value if you don't use C++ in
the code. It probably even has a negative value, since it gratuitously makes
it harder to build the compiler on exotic platforms.