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Re: Switching to C++ by default in 4.8

Tristan Gingold <> writes:

> On Apr 3, 2012, at 7:37 PM, Diego Novillo wrote:
>> We would like to start the process to make GCC 4.8 build in C++ mode by default.
>> The mechanics of the change are simple enough.  I volunteer to test changing the default on all primary targets (assuming I can get them from the GCC build farm).
> Is it already possible to build stage1 with c++ ?

Yes.  There are two relevant configure options: --enable-build-with-cxx
and --enable-build-poststage1-with-cxx.  Currently the first defaults to
no and the second defaults to yes.  The change in question would be
making the first default to yes.

> The VMS targets are not yet ready with build in C++ mode.  This target
> is somewhat special because it can be built only with a cross-compiler
> (we don't support regular 3 stages native builds because there is no
> complete and working well enough UNIX emulation tools).
> I started to build g++ (and gfortran) for ia64 and alpha VMS in order
> to prepare this transition, but having a soft path would be better to
> me.

Sounds like you would need to have a C++ cross-compiler for VMS.  What
are the issues with making that work?


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