[webkit-dev] Ports not building as C++11?

Patrick East patricke at bsquare.com
Mon Jul 29 10:42:46 PDT 2013

There is support for C++11 on Windows Embedded Compact 2013 using the newer VC11 compiler, but for CE 5, 6, or WEC 7 they will not be able to support it since they are limited to the VC9 compiler. Afaik there doesn’t appear to be any plans from Microsoft to back-port the newer compiler and run time to support older versions of CE.

I realize that CE 5, 6, and 7 are probably not top priorities for the community, but these changes will basically force dropping support for those platforms. We do have some interest in keeping WebKit working for our downstream build, so if it’s possible to make this change over to using C++11 in a way that can allow for building without the new features that would be ideal. If there is anything we can do that help make this happen let me know.


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From: webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org [mailto:webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of Brent Fulgham
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 3:04 PM
To: Anders Carlsson
Cc: WebKit Development
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Ports not building as C++11?

The only platform I know cannot support C++11 is WinCE, and that port is in favor of making the move to C++11 in anticipation of updated build tools from Microsoft.

What other platform are we talking about here? The GNU compilers have supported C++11 for a long time.


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On Jul 26, 2013, at 8:12 PM, Anders Carlsson <andersca at apple.com<mailto:andersca at apple.com>> wrote:

On Jul 26, 2013, at 8:09 PM, Allan Sandfeld Jensen <kde at carewolf.com<mailto:kde at carewolf.com>> wrote:

On Friday 26 July 2013, Anders Carlsson wrote:

Hi everyone,

when Oliver landed his “let’s break everything” patches in JSC the other
day, I noticed that some of the follow-up build fixes by other ports were
removing use of C++11 features (mainly nullptr).

Are there any ports that aren’t building as C++11? If so, why not?
Yes, and because C++11 is not supported on all the platforms we support.

Could you please elaborate? What compilers are you using?

We don't all have the option to not care about the platforms of a certain fruit
themed vendor's 1 or 2 year old operating systems.

I don’t think this comment adds anything constructive.

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