C++ templates and cygwin?

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Oct 3 18:35:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 11:32:10AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
>To: <cygwin-developers@cygwin.com>
>Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 11:29 AM
>Subject: Re: C++ templates and cygwin?
>> On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 11:22:40AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>>I have nothing against templates as long as they don't cause increases
>>in code size or decreases in speed and I am not sure why they would.
>I've heard that some compilers don't handle templates well at all -
>I'll do a little digging into gcc 2.95.cygwin :].
>>The only other problem I can think of is that there may be problems
>>with templates in older g++'s.
>do you mean the STL, or handling of templates?  I'd have thought that
>older g++'s were irrelevant as cygwin is built with a patched gcc
>anyway - can that not be set as a minimum requirement?

Both, actually.  I thought that there were problems with templates in
general and STL in particular.  Or maybe incompatibilities is a better
way of describing the problem.

Now, I'm wondering if there were code size issues too.  Is it  possible
that using STL will pull in lots of extra unneeded cruft?


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