C++ PATCH: PR 20599 (1/3)
Mon Sep 25 04:28:00 GMT 2006
On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 04:32:03AM +0200, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> Under the proposed plan, we're heading experimental route in the hope
> of luring more users into using GCC because it would be the first to
> implement some new features. Such features come with command-line
> options, which triggers hard error (current GCC behaviour) when not
> supported. Consequently, the additional macro feature-test is
> unnecessary bloat and distraction: if the feature is not supported,
> the compiler would not even get the chance to get to the source code
> that test it.
Doesn't that miss the point? He mentioned libraries; the library may
want to make some c++0x-only interfaces available, if the user requests
them, along the same lines as GCC.
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