Move GDB to C++ ?

Mark Kettenis
Thu Jul 10 19:01:00 GMT 2008

> Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:46:15 -0700
> From: Stan Shebs <>
> As many know, there is a project afoot to investigate the recoding of 
> GCC from C into C++. I believe the C++ idea was briefly touched on for 
> GDB at the summit, although I don't remember much discussion. Anyway, 
> this would be a good time to start thinking about it, and if people are 
> generally in favor of the idea, we can start small by tweaking the 
> sources to be C++-friendly, avoiding keywords and so forth; GCC has a 
> new warning flag -Wcxx-compat that can help.

I think this is an absolutely retarded idea.  C++ is a horrible
programming language.

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