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Re: Switching to C++ by default in 4.8

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Eric Botcazou <> wrote:
>> In the short term, a partial conversion to C++ gains us nothing. Even
>> ignoring the bugs inevitably caused by any such project, we'll end up
>> with a strange mish-mash of styles for a very long time, which instead
>> of helping anyone can only lead to confusion. I don't see anyone
>> committing to invest the time in converting even an entire subsystem let
>> alone the whole compiler. Maybe a subsystem conversion would be a good
>> thing to try on a branch and then present the results to the community
>> for evaluation. This would be better than lowering the barrier now for
>> all sorts of random but uncoordinated conversion efforts.
> IMO the killer conversion would be vec.[ch], which is a very clever piece of
> code but is almost impossible to use without copy-and-pasting existing cases.
> I think that a proper C++ implementation would be a very convincing argument.

when you say that, do you mean you would prefer and expect:
  1. native C++ style, or
  2. you would like the C-style round-about and paraphrasing to remain

The reason I ask is that I expect a "proper" C++ implementation would come
with a C++-native style of usage.

-- Gaby

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