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GCC Can Now Be Worked On In C++

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Published on 30 May 2010 09:07 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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The Free Software Foundation and GCC Steering Committee have now decided that it's okay and permitted to write code for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) within C++. Up to this point, C has been the preferred language for working on GCC.

While C++ can now be used within GCC, it's still to be decided what C++ features the developers can use within the language when working on this free software compiler. C++98 is the expected standard that will be allowed within the GCC code-base, but the programming language's features and libraries are still being decided on amongst developers.

This announcement that C++ can now be used in GCC itself can be found on the GCC mailing list.

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