glibc's <stdint.h> follows C99, which says that in C++, certain macros should only be defined if __STDC_LIMIT_MACROS or __STDC_CONSTANT_MACROS is defined. However, the C++ committee decided that they didn't want this behavior, and explicitly overruled this in the C++11 standard (the first to provide <stdint.h>). Consequently C11 removed these rules. glibc has not been updated to follow the C11 rules, and still checks for those macros being defined in C++ mode.
C++ implementations are currently working around this by wrapping glibc's <stdint.h> with one which defines these macros first. These workarounds should not be necessary; glibc should simply not be checking for these macros. Fix would be to remove these lines from sysdeps/generic/stdint.h:
/* The ISO C99 standard specifies that in C++ implementations these
macros should only be defined if explicitly requested. */
#if !defined __cplusplus || defined __STDC_LIMIT_MACROS
... plus the corresponding #endif and the corresponding lines for __STDC_CONSTANT_MACROS.
Google ref: b/8607032
Proposed patch: http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2013-04/msg00473.html
Was according to http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2013-04/msg00677.html
Author: Paul Pluzhnikov <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Apr 25 11:08:31 2013 -0700
Get rid of __STDC_FORMAT_MACROS, __STDC_LIMIT_MACROS and __STDC_CONSTANT_MACROS
This went into glibc 2.18.