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

Alex Christensen achristensen at apple.com
Tue May 7 11:53:38 PDT 2019

If you have a minimum-requirements system that you want to keep building, put build infrastructure on build.webkit.org so we can see when things break.

We plan to actively push to update requirements again in 2021.

> On May 7, 2019, at 11:46 AM, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:
> 07.05.2019, 16:53, "Michael Catanzaro" <mcatanzaro at igalia.com>:
>> Since there were no objections, I've updated the policy on the wiki:
>> https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKitGTK/DependenciesPolicy
>> https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKitGTK/GCCRequirement
> Note that since we have to support libstdc++ 6.x, most of C++17 standard
> library features () should be disallowed. Those include std::filesystem, 
> std::string_view, etc. Core language features should be fine.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Konstantin

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