RE: redundant option to select c++ dialect options in 4.7.0?
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Thanks Marc Glisse. > The flag -std=c++0x is already deprecated, that's why it isn't documented > anymore... I understand that option c++0x is mentioned in 4.6.3 manual. It is not mentioned in 4.7.0 manual. But 4.7.0 compiler accepts the option c++0x without any warning (saying it is deprecated). My concern is that anyone moving from 4.6.3 to 4.7.0 will continue to use c++0x (unless they read the manual). But when we decide (say in 4.8.0) to remove c++0x from the valid argument list for -std, it will be a surprise for the end user as he is not notified prior to that (say in 4.7.0, through the compiler itself). I do not know the usual procedure (in gcc) followed to deprecate (stop accepting) any options. I would have followed the procedure: 1. Emit (deprecation) warning for usage of c++0x in 4.7.0 compiler. 2. Have a note (in 4.7.0 manual) about the deprecation of c++0x in upcoming (say 4.7.2 or 4.8.0) release. 3. Deprecate (stop accepting) the option in future release (say 4.7.2) Regards, Kannan -----Original Message----- From: Marc Glisse [mailto:marc.glisse@xxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:12 PM To: Mailaripillai, Kannan Jeganathan Cc: gcc-help@xxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: redundant option to select c++ dialect options in 4.7.0? On Wed, 25 Apr 2012, Mailaripillai, Kannan Jeganathan wrote: >> I think it is better we mention it (in the manual) and its deprecation plan > > How to get the current GCC manual > http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Standards.html#Standards > fixed to include this information (c++0x deprecation)? By submitting a patch. http://gcc.gnu.org/contribute.html The file is gcc/doc/standards.texi. > Before fixing we need to know when we will be deprecating c++0x? The flag -std=c++0x is already deprecated, that's why it isn't documented anymore... -- Marc Glisse