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Re: C++11 (abridged version)
- From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
- To: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- Cc: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:05:11 +0300
- Subject: Re: C++11 (abridged version)
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> From: Pedro Alves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:07:58 +0100
> On #4 (policy for newer standard versions), as I've been saying many
> times in the past week, I think that what matters is whether there's
> reasonably widespread compiler availability, meaning the latest stable
> releases of distributions include a compiler for the standard, or it's
> easy to get one by installing some optional package. If reasonably
> available, then we should switch, and take advantage of the great work
> our compiler and standards friends have been doing.
IMO, this is too vague for a policy. I proposed a much more
quantitative criterion, one that doesn't run the risk of triggering
long disputes with no clear-cut ways of making a decision. I'm okay
with other criteria, as long as they are clear, easily applied, and
don't require subjective interpretation.
My opinion on other items was already voiced here.