[webkit-dev] update GCC version?
annulen at yandex.ru
Sat Jan 7 11:39:53 PST 2017
07.01.2017, 22:30, "Alex Christensen" <achristensen at apple.com>:
> We are looking into using more C++14 features in WebKit, which would require increasing the minimum supported compiler versions. For example, Yusuke’s patch in https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165093 compiles successfully in clang and I verified it compiles successfully in VS2017RC, but it does not compile successfully in the minimum supported GCC version on linux because of lack of support for C++14 extended constexpr (see https://isocpp.org/wiki/faq/cpp14-language#extended-constexpr )
> We are not ready to require VS2017 just yet. It hasn’t even been fully released. But there are many C++14 features that are not supported in VS2015 (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh567368.aspx and https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2017-relnotes ) and we would like to use these features in WebKit.
But how are you going to use these features before requiring VS2017?
> Would the linux community be able to increase the minimum supported GCC version?
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