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

Patrick East patricke at bsquare.com
Tue Jul 30 14:30:06 PDT 2013

Thanks Anders.

I look forward to the changes for our WEC2013 builds!

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From: Anders Carlsson [mailto:andersca at apple.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:02 PM
To: Brent Fulgham
Cc: Patrick East; WebKit Development
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Ports not building as C++11?

On Jul 30, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Brent Fulgham <bfulgham at apple.com<mailto:bfulgham at apple.com>> wrote:

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.

I think the goal is to (at least initially) conditionalize the use of various C++11 idioms.  But I think we will soon reach a critical mass where we will assume the compiler supports the newer language constructs.

We're already using C++11 features conditionally in WebKit. The plan is to move forward and make some features a requirement.

Patrick, given the broad support for this proposal from other ports/contributors we are going to ahead and move forward with it.

- Anders

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