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Posted Dec 24, 2012 8:15 UTC (Mon) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
If you have GCC then you have C++, too. The lu_zero's fit of hysteria is related to the fact that you may have only some other, quite limited and deficient compiler instead. Which probably means that not only GCC extensions are not permittable but that ANSI C is "too new" and K&R C should be supported forever.
I think that since it's exclusively his problem (most other guys do a bootstrap using some other platform with full-blown GCC nowadays not a vendor-provided compiler) he can support any compiler he wants in said state, but it's not a good enough reason to make life for everyone else miserable.
Posted Dec 26, 2012 12:06 UTC (Wed) by lu_zero (guest, #72556)
The great thing about gcc is/was the fact you can get a good compiler to replace the shoddy one you had or that is just there.
Posted Dec 26, 2012 20:02 UTC (Wed) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
2. That does not cover all cases.
One must have proper exception handling as well as destructor-like routines.
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