Last C++ bootstrap bits

Gabriel Dos Reis
Tue Aug 3 08:00:00 GMT 2004

Zack Weinberg <> writes:

| Gabriel Dos Reis <> writes:
| >   - headers (auto-host.h and config.h) generated at configuration
| >     time, that seems to be missing many important information.
| >     For example, rlim_t does not get detected and configure #define to 
| >     "long".  Later, that #define cause an incomprehensible diagnostic.
| >     Also, some functions from <stdio.h> or glibc additions are nto
| >     correctly detected.  Later, their declarations clash with those
| >     provided by the target -- C does not care, but C++ quickly objects
| >     when the accompanying exception specifiction goes wrong.
| I would bet these are because our custom Autoconf macros
| (gcc/aclocal.m4 - no, that's not a generated file, unlike some) are
| still coded to the 2.13 spec, which didn't really do C++.  Rip out
| those you can (many have been superseded by macros included in
| autoconf 2.5x base), recode those that can't in preferred 2.5x idiom,
| and things should be better.

Thanks for the suggestion.

-- Gaby

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