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

JF Bastien jfbastien at apple.com
Mon Mar 26 08:45:29 PDT 2018

> On Mar 26, 2018, at 07:38, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> wrote:
> 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 <http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/compiler_support>).
>> JF
> Hi,
> 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?
> Michael
> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule>
Thanks! I’d be very happy to bring a few new features in! Let’s see if anyone else wants to chime in by then :-)
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