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

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Tue May 7 13:14:16 PDT 2019

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 1:46 PM, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> 
> 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.

With my suggested one-time exception to drop support for Debian Stretch 
early due to lack of security updates there, I think it's perfectly 
fine to require libstdc++ 7 now. Igalia's EWS and stable release bots 
might need to be updated, but this is not a problem.


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