[webkit-dev] C++17 is here. Should we use it?

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Mon Mar 26 07:38:16 PDT 2018

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 4:32 PM, JF Bastien <jfbastien at apple.com> wrote:
> Hello again WebKitten!
> April 2018 is fast approaching, which means that we might be able to 
> require GCC 6 and all the great C++17 features that’ll come with 
> it. So what say you?
> From C++17 it looks like we wouldn’t get quite a few things, but 
> we’d be able to use a few nice things (see the table).
> JF


I've been asking around, and it sounds like this will be a significant 
inconvenience for some Igalia projects where upgrading the compiler is 
a bit difficult, but everyone agrees the time specified in the 
dependencies policy (the next Ubuntu LTS release) is fast approaching, 
and that the policy is a good compromise. It looks like the next Ubuntu 
release is due on April 26 [1], one month from today, so we should be 
good to require GCC 6 at that time. Sound good?


[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule
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